Re: router LED active when machine is off?
From: Franklin M. Siler (fsiler_at_NOSPAMuiuc.edu)
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 23:09:55 -0500
Larry Gagnon wrote:
> I have just set-up a 2 computer home network, using a D-Link DI-604
> Ethernet Router, one box is a WinXP box and then there is my Linux box,
> Mandrake 9.2 on an Abit NF7-S motherboard. Funny thing is if the WinXP box
> is hibernated or turned off the router link light for that port goes off
> as expected. However, my Linux box port LED light stays on even if Linux
> is down and the machine is off. The LED on the router only goes off if I
> turn off the computer at the power supply switch. Any ideas why?
many network cards leach off the standby power and maintain a link. You
almost certainly have the capability to Wake on LAN if you want, but you
might have to turn it on in the BIOS or something (never messed with it
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