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    DELL Dimension 8300 & WOL

    Does anyone have experience using WOL with a Dimension 8300? From what I see on DELL user forum the Integrated card "Intel PRO/100 VE" is not PCI 2.2 compliant. In order to get WOL to work. I would need to get a PCI 2.2 compliant card. I am looking at getting a DLINK DFE-550TX to get WOL to work, but before I do. I would like to know if anyone else has be able to get WOL to work on a Dimension 8300. Nobody on the Dell forum has been able to.

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    the Integrated card "Intel PRO/100 VE" is not PCI 2.2 compliant. In order to get WOL to work. I would need to get a PCI 2.2 compliant card.

    didn't you answer your own question? if it's not compliant, and you need a compliant card.....looks like you'll have to buy the Dlink.

    flashing to the latest BIOS help any? when i worked on really really old dells...Dell Gn+ and GX100's LOL....they needed a BIOS flash to even have the option of WOL and boot to nic.

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    Yes I did answer my own question, but since nobody on the Dell forum was able to get it to work. I thought maybe I would check here and see if someone had any experience with it. Also, from reading the forums post's it looks like DELL does not support a BIOS version for the 8300 that will enable WOL. I guess I will buy the card and give it a shot, but it doesn't look promising.

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    hmm....i hope the new card works for you...

    WOL is a pretty common feature I thought....but the 8300's dont support that??
    weird...
    good luck getting it to work.

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