Wake-On-LAN on the HP MicroServer N40L

I’ve read lots of articles on potential issues with Wake-On-LAN on this server. However, I wanted to chime in and say it works fine in my setup:

  • HP MicroServer N40L running BIOS O41.
  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS 64-bit.
  • Wake-on-LAN enabled in BIOS

WOL Software:

  • Mocha WOL for iPhone
  • IP address: (blank)
  • MAC address: (servers MAC)
  • Port: 9

It works for me.


  1. #1 by Imran Hussain on November 10, 2013 - 4:17 am

    What I found was that the NIC driver also had to support WOL and that WOL had to be enabled in the OS so that when the Server is shutdown the NIC still remains active and listens for magic packets.

    • #2 by admin on November 14, 2013 - 5:21 pm

      That’s true. Thank you for mentioning that.