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Wake on LAN Hardware, Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor: Note

Wake on LAN (WoL) is a Power Management feature that allows a system to remotely wake up from a sleep mode via an Ethernet connection. A specific wake-up packet, such as a Magic Packet* containing the MAC address of the target computer, is sent through Ethernet to the target computer. The target computer checks the packet to ensure that the MAC address in the packet matches the MAC address for the target computer. If a match is confirmed, then the wake-up process starts at the target computer.

This application note provides guidance when designing with the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor product line for Wake on LAN (WoL) applications. This document focuses on the power rails and power management requirements to allow normal operation and wake up from a sleep mode. The power rail and power management requirements ensure that the hardware used to support WoL is active, ready to detect the Magic Packets, and wake the system. The document also covers EEPROM settings, BIOS requirements, and the operating system configuration required to enable WoL.

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