WOL function pfsense 2.0.1 i386 platform and ibm server x220
Is Wol working fine in pfsense 2.0.1 ? i have a web server connected on pfsense 2.0.1 is working great on lan interface but wol function seems is not working when i try to sent magic pachet to mac adress from server ? on server is enable function from bios ACPI wol , card is inserted in socket that it should be but nothing :( anyone have shared this experience…or tryed at least wol in pfsense
You're talking about using the pfSense box to wake another machine?
I've done this successfully a few times. However I have found WOL to be quite buggy on a lot of hardware. You must have everything setup correctly; compatible NIC, compatible BIOS and the machine in the correct power state to allow waking.
Are you able to wake the server from another machine?
Yes, i want to use pfsense to woke ibm server x220(old one but working fine:D).
No, i didn't try from another machin because i need it to power up from pfsense remotely from outside with dns:)
I thought that someone on this forum used an ibm server like that…in combination with pfsense and had some experience in using it...:)I wanted to know if function is realy working because magic packet is sent...
Nic adapter have wol function but no Wol cable pins on it , on user manual from it has function wol in description and is also a good card 1gps:( function from bios is something with wol acpi...in user manual from server ibm is write to inser card in first pci slot, but nothing about wol cable ! strange...card model from server : AT-2916T allied telesis.
Lan interface from pfsense server may be the problem ...it has no wol cable but i don't think it should have ?
Sorry for this offtopic: pfsense recognize 2 dual processors from ibm e220 motherboard ? it's a dual p3 processor...in recital installation of pfsense on it, right now is with 2003 server...:D
Thanks for your fast reply !
You don't need a WOL cable if the motherboard is PCI2.2 or newer. See:
In fact reading through that whole page will be helpful. It's very easy to get something wrong resulting in it not working! ::)
pfSense has an SMP kernel it should recognise and use dual processors.