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Also, make sure there's not a jumper on the board that has anything to do with WoL.
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The last thing I thought was that my rather simple question will be unanswered after all these posts, but I really do appreciate the quick and awesome feedback from you guys! My hat's off to you!redface.gif

Anyway, to make it more simple, if that tiny little square (see pic below for example) keeps on a really dim light after turning off the computer and yes it even blinks from time to time, does it make my computer vulnerable in any way?
Or even worse could it damage my computer in the long run?

If not I rest my case and hoping for the best, and I would like to thank you all for your time and effort helping me out.

I really hope though that someone in the long run with a Z87 board could clarify my question of course whether it's normal and nothing to worry about, that would be awesome! thumb.gif


Edited by unkind - 3/25/14 at 10:24am
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But I just plug the LAN cable into the motherboards ethernet port.
I dont have any other ethernet cards installed, if that's what you're referring to.
The only thing left is an answer from someone who actually owns a Z87 board to clear up my question. redface.gif
I hope someone will eventually, because I worry myself way too easily about things.

It's not a question specific to your motherboard. It is a more generalized question on how companies implemented the NICs.

If the NIC is a physically separate chip from the chipset, the WoL feature may not be able to be turned off since that may require a firmware update. However, the chipset (where you control the BIOS) may just ignore the WoL request from the NIC.

Regardless, it does not really matter.... it does not make your computer vulnerable and does not damage anything.
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The last thing I thought was that my rather simple question will be unanswered after all these posts, but I really do appreciate the quick and awesome feedback from you guys! My hat's off to you!redface.gif

Anyway, to make it more simple, if that tiny little square (see pic below for example) keeps on a really dim light after turning off the computer and yes it even blinks from time to time, does it make my computer vulnerable in any way?
Or even worse could it damage my computer in the long run?

If not I rest my case and hoping for the best, and I would like to thank you all for your time and effort helping me out.

I really hope though that someone in the long run with a Z87 board could clarify my question of course whether it's normal and nothing to worry about, that would be awesome! thumb.gif


Hi, this might me late, but I have the same thing and also have a Z87 motherboard. I'm wondering the same thing as you. I've got my pc for more than a year, but I've just noticed that the lan port blinks even when my pc is turned off. Have you gotten an answer yet? Since it has been a long time.
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