I run F16, 64 bit at home. The PC has 2 NIC cards, NIC1 (Realtek, onboard) and NIC2 (Intel, PCI). The reason I got NIC 2 was because it turned out that the NIC1 was dropping connections quite erratically. I do not want to use NIC1 for internet or downlaods/uploads because NIC1 will not sustain a connection. However I also need WoL which the BIOS only supports the NIC1 (onboard). In the BIOS there is no way (or atleast I do not know how to ) enable WoL for the NIC2.
Both NIC1 and 2 are connected to the router. NIC1 is DHCP and NIC2 is static IP. I can send Wol packets to MAC address of NIC1 and use the static IP address of NIC2 if I need to connect to the home PC (for data transfers).
My question is which network am I using when I am browsing the internet or downloading stuff from the internet? Can I use NIC1 just for Wol (which I am since I am use this MAC address) and NIC2 for everything else (not sure of this....like internet browsing, uploads/downloads from this PC)?
Any insights/suggestions/comments is appreciated.