Cheap gigabit switch with no WOL issues

Discussion in 'DIY PC' started by oparr@hotmail.com, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Guest

    Looking for a cheap (less than $35.00) switch from Asus, D-LINK, TP-
    LINK etc. that doesn't interfere with wake on LAN (S3 standby and
    shutdown). Four or five ports is sufficient. Any recommendations?

    Seems like these new cheap switches feature green ethernet technology
    that may prevent WOL from working. I see reviews and posts like these;

    D-Link DGS-2205
    Cons: Does not support Wake-on-LAN. Confirmed by D-Link customer
    support:
    "If your computer become idle it automatically deactivate the link
    from the switch and if you use your Wake on LAN function it will not
    be able to reach your computer."

    Trendnet TEG-S80G
    Cons: WOL support questionable - when I had intermittent success with
    WOL through this switch, I asked Trendnet tech support if WOL was
    supported and they told me that it was *not*. Argh - nowhere is this
    mentioned in any spec or documentation.

    "I wish I could find an inexpensive gigabit switch that doesn't have
    this stupid "green technology" that shuts off ports that aren't in-use
    and breaks Wake-on-LAN."

    "I just wanted to mention something. I have one of the 5G GigE
    switches and one of my pet peeves is I cannot send a WOL packet to my
    desktop connected to this switch if the computer is shut down. If the
    computer is in Hibernate/Standby mode though it will wake up. If the
    same desktop is connected to my router it works fine.
    I suspect it is part of the "Green" Technology, but honestly it annoys
    me."
     
    , Jan 9, 2011
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    On Jan 9, 5:41 pm, Grinder <> wrote:
    >
    > You'll likely not get a definitive answer from any support group, but I
    > would ask Rosewill about WOL on this one:
    >
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166061
    > Less than $30 delivered, if you use the promo code.
    >
    > I've spoken to them a couple of times and they sound fairly reasonable.
    >   Also, their product descriptions are usually pretty explicit.  No
    > mention of green tech or WOL in product descriptions or the manual.- Hidequoted text -
    >


    Thanks, I got a Netgear GS105 from the local store to avoid any return
    shipping fee. No complaints so far.
     
    , Jan 12, 2011
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