1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 2, 2014 6:59 AM by AndyB

    Freebsd 9.x - Wake on Lan not working




      I ran into the problem that wake on lan is not working with freebsd and intel nic.


      Shutdown the system with poweroff, WOL is not working.


      if I comment out

      /sbin/ifconfig -l | /usr/bin/xargs -n 1 -J % /sbin/ifconfig % down

      in /etc/rc.shutdown, wake on lan is working.


      the catch - after the reboot, the interface doesn't react (no IP - not even static - can be assigned). I've to poweroff the machine again (with ifconfig down) for the interface to work again.


      Port LEDs stay on - with and without ifconfig down.





      Here are the details:

      FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p3

      em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500


              ether 00:15:17:31:XX:XX

              inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

              nd6 options=9<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED>

              media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)

              status: active


      em0: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection 7.3.8> port 0xbc00-0xbc1f mem 0xff6e0000 0xff6fffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci1

      em0: Using an MSI interrupt

      em0: Ethernet address: 00:15:17:31:XX:XX