So I SSH’d into my box now and did the customary poking around and much to my delight I saw that the ethernet chip did support WOL.
Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP AUI BNC MII FIBRE ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Supported pause frame use: No
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: No
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Supports Wake-on: ug
Current message level: 0x0000003f (63)
drv probe link timer ifdown ifup
Link detected: yes
However setting it proves not to be so good.
ethtool -s eth0 wol g
Cannot set new wake-on-lan settings: Operation not supported
not setting wol
Can someone enlighten me as to why this would be so. Far as I knew there were no physical connections needed for WOL it is just something that is built into the interface. So why can it not be changed? Is this some sort of exotic ethernet device that pehaps needs a driver rewrite?