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Old 2020-05-09, 19:09   #27
pooterGuy
 
May 2020

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Default Ethernet interface name?

Sorry if I'm raising a dead thread here, but this was one of the first results to come up for me when googling this same issue. I made an account to offer what worked for me in case someone out there had the same issue:

My ethernet interface on my source device that was serving up the WOL packet was not named "eth0"; this is the default interface name that etherwake uses however. Using ifconfig to get my ethernet interface's correct name, and looking at switches for etherwake on it's man page, my command to wake my device ended up looking like this:

etherwake -i [correct interface name] -D [destination mac address]

Hope that helps someone out there. Sorry if I broke any rules I'm new here.
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