Fedora 34 and WOL (wake on LAN)

Enabling power on by PCI-E/PCI on ASUS motherboard wasn’t enough for WOL function. With Fedora shutdown and power on (or reboot) WOL option was again disabled. So, the solution was to somehow enable WOL on Fedora boot and here is how.

  • first on ASUS motherboard P8H61-M LX in BIOS enable “Power on by PCI-E/PCI” option
    Advanced -> APM -> Power on by PCI-E/PCI -> Enable
  • boot to Fedora and display NIC status as root

root> ethtool enp3s0

[Match]
MACAddress=11:22:33:44:55:66

[Link]
NamePolicy=kernel database onboard slot path
MACAddressPolicy=persistent
WakeOnLan=magic

Write in your MAC address, save and after reboot test Wake-on line. After adding 50-wired.link file Wake-on line should have “g” and WOL should work.

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