Does the new Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter support Wake-on-LAN?

And if so does it matter if the computer's just asleep or fully powered off?

Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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  • No, does not work. Not when it's powered off, not when the Mac is in sleep mode.
    I have tried it with a Macbook Air 2013.

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    It should support "Wake for Ethernet network access" as long as it was configured and active before you put the computer to sleep.

    "Wake for Ethernet network access" only works if the computer is asleep which is actually a super low power mode in which the CPU can watch for incoming network activity.

    If you shutdown the computer, there is no way incoming network traffic will wake it. (the CPU is totally off; no network monitoring possible)

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