See this thread and the totally unacceptable / clueless response from nVidia
Just to clear up some of this nonsense:
Wake on lan occurs when the LAN NIC sucks enough power off the LAN to raise a power signal and start the regular boot process.
- Wake on LAN is not something that happens over WiFi so talking about WiFi is total nonsense
- Wake on Lan is a process where the NIC sends a hard-wired signal to the power system to admit power- this was originally done of actual physical wiring that you connected to your ethernet card. So while the NIC needs to be configured (and thus firmware) to do this talking about the kernel not supporting this is kind of nonsense.
What I would like to know, what I think we would all like to know is - did nVidia actually wire this feature in or not. If they did wire it in then we can probably fix the software - if they didn’t wire it in then god help us we can not be saved. The only way to know whether they wired this feature in is for someone to look at the schematic surrounding the NIC and see if the WOL pins have been wired in. Heck release the schematics to me and get me a datasheet on the NIC and I will tell you whether the board supports it.