4Sleep and WOL with Intel 82567LM‑3

I have a couple of old USFF Dell Opti­plex 760 PCs that have a built-in Intel 82567LM‑3 gig­abit eth­er­net con­nec­tion. Get­ting this adapter to work with both Sleep (S3 Sus­pend to RAM) and WOL (Wake on LAN) has proven very tricky. The PC ori­gin­ally came with Win­dows Vista and as a busi­ness class PC you’d expect these 2 fea­tures to work but it has always been a battle to get them working.

Windows 7

Back in the days of Win­dows 7 I did even­tu­ally get both PCs work­ing with Sleep and WOL. Doing so required a lot of fid­dling about with drivers and set­tings so I will detail all the set­tings that worked for Win­dows 7 below.

  • Device: Intel 82567LM‑3
  • Intel ProSet
  • Driver
  • Driver Pro­vider: Intel
  • Driver Date: 18/07/2013
  • Power Save Options: All 3 unticked
  • Wake on LAN Options: both ‘Wake on Magic Pack­et’ ticked and ‘Wake on Pat­tern Match’ unticked

This driver can be down­loaded from soft­pe­dia. The driver files are found in the PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS62 subfolder

Some sites also sug­gest that Intel ME needs to have the cor­rect set­tings in firm­ware. This is accessed by Press Ctrl‑P at bootup. I checked my set­tings and they are as follows…

  • Intel ME Con­fig­ur­a­tion: State Con­trol: Enabled
  • Intel ME Con­fig­ur­a­tion: Man­age­ab­il­ity Fea­ture Selec­tion: Intel Stand­ard Manageability
  • Intel ME Con­fig­ur­a­tion: Intel ME Power Con­trol: Intel ME ON in Host Sleep States: Desktop ON
  • Intel Stand­ard Man­age­ab­il­ity Con­fig­ur­a­tion: SOL/IDE‑r: Enabled
  • Intel Stand­ard Man­age­ab­il­ity Con­fig­ur­a­tion: Cur­rent Pro­vi­sion­ing ModePKI
  • Intel Stand­ard Man­age­ab­il­ity Con­fig­ur­a­tion: Host Name: YOUR-PC-NAME-HERE
  • Intel Stand­ard Man­age­ab­il­ity Con­fig­ur­a­tion: TCP/IP: DHCP Enabled: Y

Once your ME set­tings are cor­rect, you have the driver above installed, and you have your win­dows set­tings cor­rect you should be able to use WOL from sleep when run­ning Win­dows 7.

Windows 10

Unfor­tu­nately the driver used for Win­dows 7 does­n’t want to be com­pat­ible with Win­dows 10 and so far I haven’t found an altern­at­ive that is offi­cially com­pat­ible. There is a good thread on the Intel for­ums that cov­ers the same issue and the poster there has been pretty thorough.

Like the poster on the Intel for­ums I tried for­cing a dif­fer­ent driver onto Win­dows 10 and suc­ceeded in for­cing a driver for the i218-LM card which does at least work. How­ever this still did­n’t get WOL working.

Hacking the driver

To see if there is any way to get the Win­dows 7 driver work­ing with Win­dows 10 I set about hack­ing the inf file. I did man­age to hack it and get it to install although annoy­ingly this did mean I had to turn off driver sign­ing tem­por­ar­ily. I have detailed the pro­cess I used below.

Turn off driver sign­ing (see Win­dows 10 Tricks for more methods)

  • Click start, expand the arrow next to shut­down, hold the shift key and click restart
  • Select troubleshoot­ing
  • Select advanced
  • Select reboot
  • At the menu that appears after reboot­ing press the 7 key to dis­able driver signing

Edit the file e1k62x64.inf

  • Delete line 98
  • Change
    %Intel%     = Intel, NTamd64.6.1, NTamd64.6.1.1, NTamd64.6.2
    ExcludeFromSelect = \ 


    %Intel%     = Intel, NTamd64.6.1, NTamd64.6.1.1
    ExcludeFromSelect = \ 

Use device man­ager to do a “have disk” forced driver install­a­tion. Then change the same set­tings as spe­cified for win­dows 7 above. This worked to install the driver that matches the one installed on Win­dows 7, but WOL still did­n’t work!

Next I need to check each of the ME set­tings and the Intel driver set­tings against each oth­er 1 by 1 in the hope that the dis­crep­ancy is some­where in the set­tings. I do remem­ber hav­ing an issue with Win­dows 7 where I had to find some obscure set­ting to get it work­ing. I am for­tu­nate to have 2 identic­al PCs, one with Win 7 and one with Win 10. I will con­tin­ue to see if I can find a solu­tion and will update this post with any­thing I find.

I also noticed that a small num­ber of set­tings seemed to show on the win 10 machine that wer­en’t present on the win 7 machine. I need to check my driver hack and also remote any pre­vi­ous Intel ProSet that has been installed to try to clear this. I plan to remove proset via pro­grams and fea­tures, and also remove and delete the drivers. I will then rein­stall the drivers and then run the proset installer (i will check to see how the driver was installed in win 7 — was it driver only or full proset)

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I just got this work­ing on an HP dc7900 with an 82567LM‑3 adapter on Win 10 Pro 1909.
With the inbox Win­dows 10 driver, it would­n’t work and I sus­pect it’s because that driver does­n’t sup­port the PME set­ting. If it does, maybe it isn’t exposed.
I down­loaded the 22_10 Proset from here:
Then, extract it.
Select your NIC and do the Have Disk meth­od. Point it to PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS65.
Select the 82579LM Gig­abit Net­work Con­nec­tion. Con­tin­ue through the prompt about it being poten­tially incompatible.
Make sure your net­work is still work­ing — it works on this sys­tem. Driver is dated 7/25/2016
Under Advanced — make sure that Enable PME is con­figured and both Wake on Magic Pack­et and Wake on Pat­tern Match are enabled.
I have also dis­abled Fast Star­tup to make sure that the sys­tem shuts down to S5 instead of Hybrid.
I’m not sure if this is required, but HP said to set the fol­low­ing key:
DWORD — AllowWakeFromS5
Value 1
I hope this helps someone out there.

JSJon Scaife

Thanks for your com­ment, this looks excep­tion­ally use­ful. I have replaced one of my Dell PCs since I wrote this, but I will be upgrad­ing the oth­er to win­dows 10 dur­ing the Cov­id lock­down and I will be test­ing this on it. Thanks again!


So far i only man­aged to allow WOL from shut­down and hibern­ate in win10 in dell opti­plex 760, using proset 25 and win­dows driver from microsoft update cata­log but not from sleep S3. My work­around is to enable ME and use AMT to wake the machine from sleep.


Thanks AMD­Man
I tried your work­around on two Hew­lett-Pack­ard HP Com­paq 8000 élite desktop PC’s and it works fine.
WOL in Windows10 Pro!
Be sure dis­abled Fast Star­tup oth­er­wise it won’t work.