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How can I make a wireless wol with Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN from a hp laptop ?

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maybe you wanna look up – ashutosh Jul 27 '12 at 19:00
This one offers to wake up a machine just by ping ??? I don't understand how that would work, and it doesn't sound safe to me. – roy429 Jul 27 '12 at 19:24

Try this:

Also, check if Your wireless card support WakeOnLan, and You must have kernel version >= 3.1

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How would I know if it is supported ? I gave you its reference. – roy429 Jul 27 '12 at 19:00
to check if your chip is supported go to bios and search for wake on lan options. – zuberuber Jul 27 '12 at 19:06
There is a boot option, and there is a drop down box with 3 options, disabled, network boot or boot order. I have it set to network boot. ethool eth0 shows pg as wol. Why would the kernel version matter if the OS is not even loaded ?? – roy429 Jul 27 '12 at 19:19
I'm almost sure that it won't be in boot options. And as of why kernel >= 3.1 – zuberuber Jul 27 '12 at 19:25
Moreover this site seems to say that magic pacckets for wireless lans don't exist, this one seems to say differently: From what I understood, the link you mentionned offers to wake up by ping. How would that work, and isn't it a security concern ? – roy429 Jul 27 '12 at 19:28

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