09-08-2012 10:05 AM
09-13-2012 02:38 AM
if you boot into BIOS, and go to Network under Config, what are your Wake On LAN and Ethernet LAN Option ROM options set to? I always disable on all of my machines.
if you do this, are you able to remove the PCI LAN options from your BIOS boot order screens?
09-13-2012 05:51 AM
the settings are specifically for remote booting/admin of the pc over a wire vs physically at the keyboard. i believe it takes specialized software, found almost exclusively in big corporate shops, to even use the remote boot/admin features.
as i mentioned, i turn them off on *every* pc i have or support and every one of these machines has no problem whatsoever using wired or wireless ethernet.
hth clarify a bit.