What I dont get is the WOL packet is supposed to only wake you up if it
matches your NIC Address.
Are these packets just being generated for MAC Addresses it sees on
random? Is it some type of Zero’d out MAC address that is being treated
as WOL Wildcard?
(I’ve looked for WOL Wildcard info, but never saw this as being a valid
On 8/24/2012 9:26 AM, kjhurni wrote:[color=blue]
If you have a NetGear WNDR4500, do NOT upgrade to firmware .18
Apparently NetGear messed up and the firmware causes the router to spew
out WOL packets every 5 minutes.
Even worse, apparently some NIC/system boards (Mine’s an ASUS)
completely ignore the BIOS setting to disable WOL (you can disable it,
and the darn thing still responds to a WOL anyway).
I thought my PC was haunted because a few minutes after I’d turn it
off, it’d come back on.
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
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