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MKrit
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Intel NUC DC3217BY + Apple Thunderbold to Ethernet WOL

Hello everybody,

I have purchased the NUC DC 3217BY (the thunderbold edition) in which i am running Windows 7 home premium with service pack 1. Since there is no LAN on this model i purchased also an Apple Thunderbold to Ethernet adapter which i have installed with the Broadcom netxtream drivers.

Although everything seems to work fine with the internet connection, i cannot make the Wake On Lan work. As soon as the NUC falls asleep, the link indicator on the router is goes dark so no power after sleep. I have all the correct settings in BIOS and on windows but still i cannot make it work.

Is this a problem of the drivers? Does anyone with the same configuration solved it somehow?

Also, if this is not possible to solve, can i leave the NUC on 24/7 or is it going to cause any problem to the board?

It is very important to me to have a WOL for my NUC. In case it is not possible via the Thunderbolt, could you please let me know if any of the WiFi Modules support WOWLAN?

I have been googling a lot but i do not have a clear answer... Thank you for your time!

Thank you very much

Message was edited by: Michael Kritikos

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Jose_H_Intel1
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Hello Michael, the Thunderbolt* controller included with this Intel® NUC model supports PCI Express and DisplayPort* protocols.

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21958/eng/D33217CK_TechProdSpec06.pdf http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21958/eng/D33217CK_TechProdSpec06.pdf (page 25)

At this moment, only the devices including Thunderbolt*2.0 will be supporting Gigabit Ethernet.

http://blogs.intel.com/technology/2014/04/intel-nab-2014-4k-video-drives-thunderbolt-2-everywhere/ Intel at NAB 2014 – 4K Video Drives Thunderbolt™ 2 Everywhere - Technology@Intel

I have included some information about WOWLAN.

/message/224711# 224711 https://communities.intel.com/message/224711# 224711

/message/228851# 228851 https://communities.intel.com/message/228851# 228851

MKrit
Beginner
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Hello Joe,

at first, thank you for your answer. Let me ask for some clarifications though:

1)"the Thunderbolt* controller included with this Intel® NUC model supports PCI Express and DisplayPort* protocols"

Does this mean that i can install any driver i would like and it will work with the adapter? I know already that with realtek PCIE family drivers the wake on lan works (i have it on my Lenovo laptop).

2) I have included some information about WOWLAN.

/message/224711# 224711 https://communities.intel.com/message/224711# 224711

/message/228851# 228851 https://communities.intel.com/message/228851# 228851

In the first link it is specified that WOWLAN will work only with Windows 8. However, when i look in the download center, i see versions of drivers for Windows 7 also:

http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/cs-034041.htm Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software — Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software downloads

In the latest version 17.1.0 for Windows 7 it is not specified that the WoWLAN is removed as opposed to the older version 15.3.1. So will the WoWLAN work with the latest version on Windows 7?

In case that yes, i am thinking to go with the model: /thread/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProdId=3714 Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Thank you very much for clarifying!

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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  1. The Technical Product Specification indicates that no drivers are required for the Thunderbolt* interface; therefore I cannot guarantee that the driver you are referring about will work or if it will cause undesired results with the system. Actually, it is not recommended to install a driver that was not designed for this system.
  2. The information I provided earlier indicates WOWLAN is supported with driver versions 15.6 or above, in Windows* 8
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