Wake-on-LAN does not work !! Sorry !
We’re getting really annoyed here …
Recently we have invested a lot of time to get the Wake-On-LAN function in the Pearl-2 and PearMini systems to work - no CHANCE !!
The WOL features announced does not work, although the devices have an active LAN interface (with 10 Mbps) after being switched off, which is also quit common for WOL in such a special stand by mode.
Since these devices are distributed around our campus here and, thanks to NDI support even now working over subnets, these encoders can now also be used remotely. So this WOL function is getting now very important here - if it would work …
Unfortunately, it doesn’t help if Epiphan keeps saying that WOL works in their Pearls (https://www.epiphan.com/forum/t/remote-power-on-off/2516)), but at the end there is no proof, that it really works ?
At the end of our test series here we have connected a (Windows) PC directly via a LAN cable (1: 1 and/or cross-over assignment) to a Pearl-Mini. If the Pearl is active, communication runs perfectly …
But if the Pearl is shut down “by software command” (Maintenance -> Power Off), the LAN-interface goes into the 10Mbps state, but that’s it … never woke up again.
@EPIPHAN … Please name any software or a program with which this scenario works in your environment !!! Then there are no “excuses” possible, that any “unknown network” might be the reason why it does not work … we now do have only a 1: 1 LAN cable connection.
Note: We also used a LAN analyzer Software (e.g. Wireshark) which shows that always correct WOL packets are sent to the Pearl interface.
We have already checked various programs here in our network laboratory at our university, … which always wake up various systems or PCs, but ust * not * any of our PEARL-2 or PEARL-Mini.
It is annoying enough that a Pearl cannot shut down time-controlled via the software (only manually via WEB interface), but then it should at least be possible to wake it up the Pearl again without having to walk across the whole campus to the respective location !!