I’ve been playing with getting the Gigabyte Brix to Wake-On-LAN.

Most Windows-based tools didn’t work out of the box for me; but after some experimentation with the Depicus Wake on LAN cmd tool, I worked out the information required to wake it up generally.

wolcmd <mac of target> <ip of target> <network subnet mask> <port 8900 or port 7>

For my system, the command was:

wolcmd <mac without punctuation> 8900

Hopefully this is useful for other people to WOL their Gigabyte Brix from any OS 🙂

Note that you must have Erp in the BIOS disabled for this to work. If you enable Erp in the BIOS (which enables super-low power usage) Wake-on-LAN doesn’t function from a powered-off state.

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.




Did you test wake on usb, like with a MCE USB remote ?
Thank you for the feedback.


Thanks for your report.
I read that it was possible to wake on sub from S3 (sleep) but not from S5 (off).
So I bought a new NUC which come by a CIR module, you can now power on from S5 with your remote (has to be RC6 compliant).

Joey Lee

Thanks for your blog, I can wake-on-lan my BRIX 4770-R now.

As you said, actually the most important thing is disable ERP suppport in BIOS menu. After I disabled ERP support in BIOS, I can 100% booting my BRIX by magic package, either by wol, wakelan or python script.

I thought the standby power for waiting wake on lan does not enough to power on BRIX when ERP support enabled. An interesting thing is there have different fail-rate on difference software client. Per my testing the wol command on Linux almost 80% can boot on BRIX even ERP support enabled. But, wakelan and python script may only 10% success rate to boot on machine.

After disable ERP support, all software client can success.


Hi Phil
Does this PC boots automatically after electricity is goes down and up?


Just wanted to say thanks for the article. Disabling ERP and changing the port to 8900 (from 9) worked for me 🙂

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