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Okay, so I ran the following command:

sudo lshw -html > some_file.html

and determined the following:

id:            core
description:   Motherboard
product:       30D2
vendor:        Quanta
physical id:   0
version:       79.28
serial:        None

I went into the BIOS to look for an option to enable wake-on-LAN but found nothing of the sort.

Is it safe to assume that it is enabled by default? How can I figure this information out?

If it helps, I am using Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit.

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Try using ethtool:

sudo ethtool NAME

where NAME is the name of the ethernet device (probably eth0, run ifconfig if you aren't sure). The output may include a list of supported wake-on-LAN modes.

The output from lshw may already include the information you need, in the capabilities attribute. It's probably under the node for your ethernet card. It may also be listed under the firmware or BIOS nodes.

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