Networking Connectivity
Intel® Desktop Adapters
Wake on LAN* and system compatibility

There are 3 generations of Intel® PRO/100 Management / Desktop adapters. There are different computer requirements for each generation. All models except the PRO/100 M Desktop come with a standard 3-pin cable. See the chart below for specifics of each model.

Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter
PBA number (beneath bar code on paper label) # LEDs 3-pin cable required for WOL? PCI Spec Standby Voltage Maximum standby current Comment
691334-xxx 3 Yes 2.1 5V 700 mA No longer shipping
701738-xxx 3 Yes 2.1 5V 550 mA No longer shipping
721383-xxx 2 Only in systems that require it. 2.2 3.3V or 5V 200 mA No longer shipping
Intel® PRO/100 S Management Adapter
PBA number (beneath bar code on paper label) # LEDs 3-pin cable required for WOL? PCI Spec Standby Voltage Maximum standby current Comment
748566-xxx 2 Only in systems that require it. 2.2 3.3V or 5V 200 mA No longer shipping
748564-xxx 2 Only in systems that require it. 2.2 3.3V or 5V 200 mA No longer shipping
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
PBA number (beneath bar code on paper label) # LEDs 3-pin cable required for WOL? PCI Spec Standby Voltage Maximum standby current Comment
751767-xxx 2 Only in systems that require it. 2.2 3.3V or 5V 200 mA Current product
Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
PBA number (beneath bar code on paper label) # LEDs 3-pin cable required for WOL? PCI Spec Standby Voltage Maximum standby current Comment
A80897-xxx 2 NA 2.2 3.3V or 5V 200 mA Current product

PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter

The PRO/100 M Desktop adapter is not equipped with a 3-pin connector, and will not support WOL from power down (S5 state) in older PCI 2.1 systems. It will support WOL from standby in those systems, and it can support WOL from any state in PCI 2.2 complaint systems. See Troubleshooting Remote Wake-up Issues for details on WOL support.

Power Requirements
For a computer to use the Wake on LAN function, power must be supplied to the adapter when the computer is turned off. Wake on LAN enabled computers have a standby power supply for this purpose, which supplies direct current to the adapter anytime AC power is available to the power supply.

This adapter is a 3.3-volt device, but an on-board regulator allows it to operate from a 5-volt supply as well. The standby power supply in the computer must be able to supply 0.2 amps for the first adapter, and 0.2 amps for each additional adapter.

PRO/100+ Management adapter (721383-xxx only)
PRO/100 S Desktop adapter
PRO/100 S Management adapter

Connector Requirements
The PRO/100 S Desktop adapter, PRO/100 S Management adapter and the new version of the PRO/100+ Management adapter can support the Wake on LAN* function in computers that are not PCI 2.2 compliant by using the 3-pin cable supplied with the adapter. In computers that are compliant to the new PCI specification 2.2, these adapters do not require the use of the cable as standby power is supplied through the PCI bus.

Use of the 3-pin cable supplied with these adapters require that the computer have an industry standard 3-pin header connector to interconnect the network adapter and the motherboard.

Some legacy IBM Wake on LAN systems with 2-pin headers will work with these versions of the Management adapter, but a special adapter cable is required. This cable is available from Intel at additional cost. Order package 720933-001 (3 to 2-pin WOL cable for Intel PRO/100+ Mgmt Adapter) from Industry Education’s* pay-for-spares online store.

See "Standby Power Supply Compatibility Cross-Reference" for a list of compatible IBM computer models.

Power Requirements
For a computer to use the Wake on LAN function, power must be supplied to the adapter when the computer is turned off. Wake on LAN enabled computers have a standby power supply for this purpose, which supplies direct current to the adapter anytime AC power is available to the power supply.

These versions of the adapter are 3.3 volt devices, but an on-board regulator allow them to operate from a 5-volt supply as well. To operate in standby mode, they can draw 5 volts through the standard 3-pin cable in computers that are not PCI 2.2 compliant, or 3.3 volts through the PCI bus in computers that are PCI 2.2 compliant.

When using the 5-volt supply through the 3-pin cable, the standby power supply must be able to supply 5 volts at a minimum of 0.2 amps (200 milliamps). This value is usually listed on the power supply label as 5VSB, +5SB or +5AUX.

When using the 3.3 volt standby current through the PCI bus in PCI 2.2 compliant computers, the computer must be able to supply 0.2 amps for the first adapter, and 0.2 amps for each additional adapter.

PRO/100+ Management adapter - Original Versions

Connector Requirements
The original versions of the PRO/100+ Management adapter require that the computer have an industry standard 3-pin header connector to interconnect the network adapter and the motherboard.

Some legacy IBM Wake on LAN systems with 2-pin headers will work with the PRO/100+ Management adapter, but a special adapter cable is required. This cable is available from Intel at additional cost. Order package 720933-001 (3 to 2-pin WOL cable for Intel PRO/100+ Mgmt Adapter) from Industry Education’s* pay-for-spares online store.

See "Standby Power Supply Compatibility Cross-Reference" for a list of compatible IBM computer models.

Power Requirements
The original versions of the PRO/100+ Management adapter are 5-volt devices. To operate in standby mode, they require that 5 volts be supplied through the standard 3-pin cable when the computer is turned off. Only one such adapter should be attached to a 3-pin cable in any computer. The standby power supply must be able to supply 5 volts at a sufficient current to support the adapter (see table above) plus any additional system requirements. This value is usually listed on the power supply label as 5VSB, +5SB or +5AUX.

Consult the documentation supplied with your system or contact your system vendor to verify that your system meets these requirements.

The illustration below is an example only; the actual location of the WOL connector is system dependent.

example of WOL connector location

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel® PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter

Solution ID: CS-008438
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 18-Jan-2004
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