Network-related FAQs

Wake-on-LAN

Wake-On-LAN (WOL) is a standard procedure to wake up a computer over a network. A special broadcast frame called “Magic Packet” is sent to the network adapter that triggers the startup process.

WOL (Wake-on-LAN) is supported by all Shuttle devices by default.

:!: Note: This feature must be enabled in BIOS.

Please start your Shuttle XPC and press the [DEL] or [F2] key while booting to enter BIOS.

  1. Navigate to tab “Advanced”
  2. Please deativate the EuP function.(1)
  3. Now activate Wake Up by LAN (2)
  4. To save, please press F4 on your keyboard.

A Shuttle XPC supports the following states:

  1. S3 (Suspend-to-RAM – STR)
  2. S4 (Suspend-to-Disk – STD)
  3. S5 (Soft-Off)

Please use the network card driver provided by Shuttle. This driver is already preset for WOL use and requires no further settings.

If you happen to run other drivers, please go to “Device Manager → Network Adapter → Properties” to activate WOL for Magic Packet.

:!: The configuration menu and settings may vary depending on NIC vendor.

MAC = (Media Access Control) address
Example of a MAC address: 00:00:00:a1:2b:cc

Windows

How to find the MAC address of a network card in Windows.

  1. Press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.
  3. Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt to check the network card settings.
  4. The MAC address and IP address are listed under the appropriate adapter as Physical Address and IPv4 Address.

Linux

Finding the MAC address varies across the different Linux/Unix operating systems.

  1. In many systems, the following command will return the MAC address: ifconfig -a
  2. From the displayed information, find the correct ethernet adapter and locate the number next to the HWaddr. This is your MAC address.

We therefore recommend the popular freeware tool “WakeonLan2” (WOL2) with support for Windows and Linux.

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Firstly, please bootup the Shuttle XPC and active WOL in BIOS.

WOL must also be activated under Debian/Ubuntu.

Please use the following command: ethtool -s eth0 wol g

The etherwake command can be used to send a Wake-On-LAN “Magic Packet” under Linux operating systems.

Please enter the following command to install etherwake under Debian/Ubuntu Linux desktop: $ sudo aptitude install etherwake

Note: Red Hat Linux users should use the net-tools package which is installed by default.

To initiate the wake up process, please type the following command using the appropriate MAC-Address: # wakeonlan MAC-Address-Here

  • faq/hardware/network.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/07/09 10:09
  • by TS