Current N5500 firmware seems to have limited WOL functionality. It looks that WOL command from network only works when the unit was powered down by software, and the power has not been disconnected thereafter.
I would highly welcome an improvement that would make WOL work also after power outage. Or even a possiblity to set the unit to automatically power on after power outage. I hope this is something that can be fixed with firmware, so it wouldn't be a hw limitation.
(I'm using N5500 for backup purposes. Unit is down over 20 hours a day, and switched on by WOL only when needed. For backup jobs, this is always nighttime with no one anywhere nearby in the office to fix it)
I 2nd that. The "Power on after power loss"-option was available on the n5200Pro an got lost with a new firmware. Fortunately it still worked after that on mine. On the N5500 it's not even available in the Bios (soldered a VGA-connector to mine). It would be really nice to get that feature back!
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