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    Dual Lan - Help Needed

    I have a Epia Mini-ITX system with on-board LAN which supports Wake-on-Lan, which works fine. However, this system has a Cardbus interface in which I use a D-Link Gigabit Ethernet PC Card (DGE-660TD), which unfortunately doesn't support Wake-on-Lan.

    Can I possibly connect both Lan adapters to my Switch? I'm thinking I could use the Gigabit Cardbus for all my normal use, and the on-board Lan purely for the Wake-on-Lan feature? (Sorry if this is a datf idea!)

    I am using Windows XP Pro on this machine.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Personally I see no reason why not (though you're right, it does seem a daft idea!) - what are you using the WOL feature for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash
    Personally I see no reason why not (though you're right, it does seem a daft idea!) - what are you using the WOL feature for?
    Using WOL to remotely boot up PC!

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    do you need gigbit ?

    eg: are you moving fast data around, is your RAM/harddisk up to utilising gigabit lan connection ? if not just use the onboard controller for wakeup lan and run it 100/fdx.

    using a card purly for WOL seems a little unusual.

    If your that bothered by a gigbit card with WOL
    It is Inevitable.....


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    you should have no problem if you statically assign the IP address on the on board LAN and don't give it a default gateway, It'll accept incoming conecting (like WOL) on that IP address and all out going connects will go through the gigabit one. anything that connects by host name will also use the gigabit card

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