All my machines running identical Windows 10 setups wake on lan access. This means, I can send SMB, HTTP of RDP requests and they wake up. Then, this one Gigabyte board, only wakes on a WOL magic packet.

I cant imagine Intel screwed up their i211 nic. I doubt Gigabyte did the same (though this is an Aurus board and the BIOS leaves much to be desired).

What could it be?

  • Are the others with the same NIC and the same board? It is possible that the Gigabyte board only supports magic packets. Can you check this somehow? Sep 28, 2018 at 13:36
  • No, the others do not have same board or nic. Oct 15, 2018 at 19:24
  • @InquisitorShm, did you manage to get WoL working on your board. I have an Aorus Pro with the same issue.
    – rtrigo
    Aug 18, 2020 at 22:55
  • Yes. It will not wake up with a packet directed to it attempting to open a port (like SSH or RDP or HTTP ports). Instead, you have to craft an actual WOL packet and send it to the mac - its the only way. Aug 19, 2020 at 13:49


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