How to boot the Gigabyte Brix with Wake-On-LAN

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> 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.0 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.

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.

8 replies on “How to boot the Gigabyte Brix with Wake-On-LAN”

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).

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.

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