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MMaj0
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Does NUC8i3BEK support WOL from a power off state?

Hi,

Does NUC8i3BEK support WOL from a power off state?

I looked here https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC8i3BE_NUC8i5BE_NUC8i7... but couldn't quite understand if it does or doesn't.

 

I want to be able to turn it on from a powered off state.

 

 

thanks

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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According to the chart on page 36 of the TPS, WOL is supported in the S3 (Sleep), S4 (Hibernate) and S5 (Soft Off) states. The provisos include:

 

  1. BIOS Deep S4/S5 Sleep must not be enabled.
  2. Windows 10 Fast Startup must not be enabled.
  3. WOL from G3 (Mechanical Off; power disconnected) state is not supported.

 

Hope this helps,

..S

MMaj0
Beginner
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"WOL from G3 (Mechanical Off; power disconnected) state is not supported."

Aww, too bad.

 

thank you for the response.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Yea, getting that plug to jump into the wall outlet is a real toughie to implement 😜

...S

 

MMaj0
Beginner
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Oh, i miss understood then.

I will have the box always plugged in but it will be completely powered off

I take it WOL should work then.

Thanks

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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If you were booted up into Windows and did​ a shutdown, this would put you into the S5 (Soft Off) state -- which is fine; a WOL-supported state.

...S

MMaj0
Beginner
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I am sorry if this sounds silly but what if someone unplugged it and re-plugged it. Will it be able to WOL then?

 

thanks

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I was originally hoping that you wouldn't ask me that question...😜

 

If you have the BIOS' After Power Failure parameter set to Power On or Last State, then when the power was plugged back in, the system will power on (leave the G3 state) and should eventually get to a S3/S4/S5 states where WOL will work.

 

I was a bit concerned with providing this answer because, while I was confident of the handling of the Power On setting, I was not so confident of the handling for the Last State setting. After a bit of research, however, I came across a statement in one of the Windows documents: "In this (G3) state, the system returns to the working state only after a full reboot." This says to me that, from G3, the system must transition through G0 (and S0).

 

Bottom line, it should work provided you have properly,

 

  1. Configured the Windows LAN driver for WOL.
  2. Enabled BIOS parameter WOL from S4/S5.
  3. Set BIOS parameter After Power Failure to Power On or Last State.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

MMaj0
Beginner
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This is very clear, thank you very much. 😀

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