2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2012 11:23 PM by Praveen kumar Araveti

    How to disable Power saver options using PROSetCL.exe (in the Power Mgmt Tab of Network Adapter)

    Praveen kumar Araveti

      Hi All,

       

      I want to disable the Power Saver Options in Power Management Tab of the Network adapter via command prompt using PROSetCL.exe.

      I want to mainly uncheck the below mentioned Power Saver Options...

           - Respond to ARP requests without waking system

           - Respond to NS requests without waking system.

       

      Can someone please let me know how to do this.

       

      My actual intention is to wake a system in the network by Pinging its IP address. The OS is Win 7 Ultimate.

      I am assuming that i will be able to achieve the above by enabling the WOL options and disabling the above mentioned options.

       

      In case i am wrong in the above approach , please correct me.

       

      Regards,

      Praveen kumar Araveti

        • 1. Re: How to disable Power saver options using PROSetCL.exe (in the Power Mgmt Tab of Network Adapter)
          mark_h_@intel

          If you want to wake up on a ping (or any other directed packet) you need to enable wake on directed packet. This will only work if your device supports that capability.

          I do not see any reason to disable the "Respond" settings to get wake on LAN to work, but here is how to configure those settings using PROSetCL along with examples I captured from my laptop.

           

          To change these settings:
               - Respond to ARP requests without waking system
               - Respond to NS requests without waking system.

           

          1. Find the index of the port you want to configure. Example:
          C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\CL>prosetcl Adapter_Enumerate

              Number of adapters currently present: 1

                  1) Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection

           

          2. Find the names of the settings for your network port. Example:
          C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\CL>prosetcl Adapter_EnumerateSettings 1

          <removed other settings from the list>

                  *PMARPOffload            - Enabled
                  *PMNSOffload             - Enabled

           

          3. Find the valid values for the setting you want to change. Example:

          C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\CL>prosetcl Adapter_GetSetting 1 *PMARPOffload

          1) Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection

                  *PMARPOffload - Enabled

                  Valid Values:   "Disabled"
                                  "Enabled"

           

          4. Change the value of the setting. Example:
          C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\CL>prosetcl Adapter_SetSetting 1 *PMARPOffload "Disabled"

          1) Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection

                  Successfully set value: 'Disabled'

           

          You can check to see if your network port supports wake on directed packet using PROSetCL. Example:

          C:\Program Files\Intel\DMIX\CL>prosetcl Adapter_GetWakeOnSettings 1

          1) Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection

              Wake On LAN Options:

                  Wake From Power Off            - 'Enabled'
                  Wake On Directed Packet        - 'Unsupported'
                  Wake On Link                   - 'Disabled'
                  Wake On Magic Packet           - 'Enabled'

           

          As you can see in the example from my laptop, Wake on Directed Packet is not an available option. I would need to use a magic packet to wake up my laptop.

           

          I hope this helps.

           

          Mark H

           

          Message was edited by: Mark H @ Intel to fix a typo.

          • 2. Re: How to disable Power saver options using PROSetCL.exe (in the Power Mgmt Tab of Network Adapter)
            Praveen kumar Araveti

            Hi Mark,

             

            That was very Helpful. Exactly the information i was looking for.

            Even the board i wanna test shows " Wake On Directed Packet        - 'Unsupported'".

            Thanks a Ton.

             

            -Praveen