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RTL8111/8168B WOL broken in Ubuntu 12.04

After updating to Ubuntu 12.04 my “RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet” card will no longer respond to wake on LAN (WOL) magic packets. This bug report discribes the issue, and someone suggested that using the r8168 module instead of the r8169 module would do the trick. Apparently this can be done via dkms too, but I didn’t get around to looking into it.

wget http://r8168.googlecode.com/files/r8168-8.030.00.tar.bz2
tar xjf r8168-8.032.00.tar.bz2
cd r8168-8.032.00

Although I was doing this over ssh, it actually worked, the connection just locked for a while, but picked up again after the new module installed.

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One Response to RTL8111/8168B WOL broken in Ubuntu 12.04

  1. woojin says:

    sudo apt-get install ethtool

    sudo ethtool eth0
    supports wake-on:g <- ok?

    sudo ethtool -s eth0 wol g

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