Wake on LAN, or its abbreviation Wol, is a standard developed in 1996 to Ethernet networks that allows a computer to be turned on or "waked up" by a network message.

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Wait for magic packet option not listed under network adapter

I'm setting up Wake on Lan for my PC, but there doesn't seem to be the option to allow "wait for magic packet" under my network adapter. Do I just not have this option? Network adapter  (Click ...
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Use router to push Wake-On-LAN magic packet

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 system that I can start inside my network with another Ubuntu 14.04 computer with the following command: wakeonlan ma:ca:dd:re:ss Sending magic packet to 255.255.255.255:9 with ...
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WOL on Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 on Linux not working

I simply can't make wake-on-lan to work on my machine. I am new to Linux so probably I am missing something. Below my config. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you. My HW Config: AsRock ...
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Port Forwarding Works Only Temporarily for WOL (Netgear WNDR3400v3)

I'm using a Netgear WNDR3400v3 router linked to a DDNS hostname to port forward Wake-on-LAN packets to an ethernet-connected PC remotely over WAN but I've run into a confusing hiccup. If I test the ...
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Listen for Wake-on-LAN requests on windows platform

We would like to search for Wake-on-LAN packet senders within our network from our Windows machines (mostly Windows 10). The solution described by Chaos applies only to Linux. Is there also a ...
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Wake On Lan for VM

I'm trying to get Wake-On-Lan (WOL) working for my VMs so that we can do some power management at my workplace. Goal Enable direct remote access (RDP) to VM Have WOL wake up VM not via physical ...
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Why my computer wakes up from the network card?

I've noticed my computer receiving a wake signal from my network. I am on a LAN with only few devices connected on it: printer, smart phones, nas, router + few other computers... I checked the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from BIOS wakeup and otherwise boot Windows

I have a dual boot system. My Ubuntu partition needs to boot automatically on BIOS scheduled wakeup (and wakeonlan if possible) Otherwise I want to boot into Windows by default. (power button) How ...
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Troubles using Wake on LAN

I hope I'm posting to the right place, and apologize if it is not. I am trying to set up WoL on my computer but am having trouble. I went into my Realtek Network adapter through the device manager ...
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How to turn off hybrid shutdown in Windows 8.1?

Seems that unchecking "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" in power management is not working for me. I'd like to use Wake On LAN and when I just power off my PC I can send magic packet and wake up ...
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Windows 10 won't wake from sleep for remote desktop

Windows 10 also won't run scheduled backups if sleeping. RDP and Acronis work properly if computer is not asleep. Wake on LAN is enabled. Help needed, thanks.
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Mircosoft Surface 3 Allow this device to wake the computer grayed out

I have a powershell script that wakes computers on lan (wol) using a magic packet. The script works fine for normal desktops but won't work with Microsoft surface 3 tablets. The device is connected ...
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Change WOL port

I have two PCs (both running Windows 10) that connected to my router, both use port 9 for WOL. I want to be able to wake them from WAN, so I must to configure port-forwarding in my router, but ...
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Can I activate Wake-On-LAN outside my local network?

I'd like to have some way to send the packet to my computer, say from another network. Is that possible? What would be the best way to do that, if possible? Like, can I just open port 9 and have the ...
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Is there an opposite to Wake On LAN?

Would there be an easy way to remotely shut down a computer, like the opposite of Wake On LAN? I can easily use a program, such as an iOS App, where I just press a button and it starts up. Could I do ...
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Wake-on-LAN (from WAN) issue

I'm having an issue using Wake-on-LAN from the WAN, after everything has been configured correctly. First of all, no problems waking up the PC from inside the LAN. Always works. When it comes to ...
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Can a wake-on-lan packet be sent from WiFi?

I know that you can't wake a computer up with wake on lan if it's connected via WiFi, but will sending the magic packet to wake up a computer that's wired from a computer that's on WiFi work?
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Wake on WAN refusing to work. WOL works

Trying to setup WoW and I'm running out of ideas. I can wake it up on LAN so I know PC is setup right. I have forwarded ports 7,9 and 4343. Put in DMZ. I have tested when PC is on it does receive the ...
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Setting up wake on lan on my NUC

I have Intel NUC i5 with Latest OpenElec installed on it. I would like to wake it up from suspend using Wake On Lan feature (sent from another device on my home network), but I am having difficulties ...
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Computer waking up due to some PCI device

Ever since installing my new motherboard (Asus Z77 professional) my computer won't stay asleep for more than a few minutes. Executing powercfg /lastwake always returns the same: PS ...
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Allow Wake on LAN only for specific devices

Is it possible to allow Wake-on-LAN (WoL) only for specific devices? At the moment I got Plex (running Windows 10 Pro) and the PC automatically wakes up, as soon as I try to access Plex on my TV. ...
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Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

Problem Windows suffers from hand-holding, and every iteration has exacerbated the problem. Windows 10 attracted controversy upon release for forcing home users to update regularly and making user ...
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Enable Wake-On-LAN on a non-supported motherboard [duplicate]

My desktop has an old ASUS M4A78 PRO motherboard (specs) that seems to be not compatible with Wake on LAN. I'd love to start using this feature though. Is there any way to add this feature? What ...
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Dodgy NIC causing good NIC to ignore wake on LAN magic packet

I'm assuming this is the case, because it's the only thing that's changed. I have an older motherboard with an on-board gigabit NIC. This failed a few months ago - the hardware just didn't appear to ...
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Network card doesn't work (properly) after WOL after full shutdown

I've been trying to make WOL work after full shutdown and I got it working. Magic Packet is being sent to broadcast by router and PC boots up even if it's fully shut down (here is how it's done in ...
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Wake on lan does not work on second router

I have not good knowledge about hardwares/networking. I would like to use wake on lan feature and really it worked on lan but I m using another wifi router connected with main modem, WOL work fine ...
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Wake on Lan / WOL fails in Win10 when “Link Speed & Duplex” NIC set to anything other than “auto negotiation”, why?

I have a Win10 laptop on which I enabled WOL and it works (BIOS enabled for WOL and NIC enabled for WOL). But sometimes when I WOL start it up the NIC negotiates a low speed of 10Mbps (it's a 1Gbps ...
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Windows 10 waking from sleep with unknown reason

I recently started experiencing an issue with my Windows 10 Pro installation. It wakes from hibernation at seemingly random times. I have done the following to try and troubleshoot the issue: Turn ...
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Windows 10 S3 shutdown

I am trying to figure out why my Windows 10's regular shutdown button does not let me WOL my PC. Before my upgrade from 8.1 i was using a small file which ran a command prompt S3 shutdown. Which ...
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Wake On LAN using Magic packets is not working in Windows 10

Even after configuring all the settings like Network Adapter Settings BIOS setting Disabled Fast Startup Telnet and Port Settings I can't able to wake up the machine with Windows 10 OS. Is ...
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My Wake-on-LAN only works if I manually press sleep mode

I have followed instructions online and setup everything for Wake-on-LAN. If I just press sleep in my Windows 7, I can use an app to wake it up. But if I let it inactive for 20 minutes which is the ...
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I'd like my laptop not to sleep with lid closed when I wake it over LAN

I configured WoL on my laptop and it's working perfectly. The only issue occurs when I wake my laptop from sleep with its lid closed - it will fall to sleep again after five seconds or so. Is there a ...
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Wake On LAN not working for Asrock motherboard

Recently I installed and configured a new server for home use. Today I wanted to get the Wake On LAN feature working. For this I undertook the following steps: 1) I enabled WOL in the motherboards ...
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How to set up a static/persistent ARP entry with OpenWRT 14.07, Barrier Breaker?

The title say it all, but here is the long version: I am trying to setup a way for my home server to automatically turn on using WakeOnLan, when a client tries to access it. My idea is that the ...
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PF: Can't open port on OS X

Have troubles opening the port 9 on os x 10.10.3 yousemite using pf firewall. I want to do this for being able to get wake-on-lan packets to this port. I assume that for WoL to work the port (on the ...
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Set up wake-on-lan for mac os x via Actiontec T1200H Router: Ports 7 and 9 are closed

I've got two macs connected to home wireless network via Actiontec T1200H Router. Both macs support Wake on Wireless (in About this Mac-->System Report-->Network-->Wi-fi-->Wake On Wireless: ...
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WOL remote Windows pc's at startup

I have five Windows 8.1 pc's all connected together to the same local network. I'd like to automatically switch on my 4 slaves when I power on my Master pc. All the machines are properly set up to ...
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Can't telnet to uverse router

I have a standard 3801HGV Uverse router, and I am attempting to configure Wake on WAN for it. I have forwarded port 9 with UDP, WOL works great, and so now I have attempted to send the magic packets ...
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Remote WOL over CISCO/FW not Forwarding

I'm trying to accomplish a Wake-on-LAN by triggering the two servers' public IPs. Internally, the WOL works like a charm (by either the internal or external IP), externally however, it does not wake ...
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Why does a ping flood wake up a PC, while a single ping does not?

I just noticed that when you flood-ping a PC that is in sleep-mode, it will wake it up while a single ping or multple pings per 1 sec does not wake it up. Wake up on lan/wan is enabled. What is the ...
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Wake on Lan - Install a client on a Linux machine

this might seem obvious or stupid to somebody, but I can't find anything that helps me yet, besides the fact that I'm not a Linux user. I've got 2 NAS boxes (Iomega, now Lenovo) IX4-200D and ...
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Does the Atheros AR956X WLAN adapter support WoWLAN (Wake on Wireless LAN)?

Some friends want to be able to access files on their WiFi network, even when one of their computers is asleep. To accomplish this, they probably need WoWLAN (Wake on Wireless LAN) working. Does ...
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Does Wake-on-LAN (WoL) depend on the motherboard or the network card?

This question was spurred by discovering the Acer M670G seems not have an Wake-on-LAN (WoL) settings in the BIOS and in general, wondering whether WoL is controlled by the BIOS/NIC or the OS. One of ...
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Preventing WOL on a Windows PC with shared Network Drives?

I have a desktop with network drives which are mapped to my laptop, but the laptop wakes the desktop via WOL each time the laptop boots, or even randomly. Is there a way to limit the waking to only ...
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etherwake fails to run when ran by cron

I have a cron job to check if a client is connected to my VPN and then wake up some other computers on my network using etherwake. I have the script running every minute and it is actually running ...
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Send a WoL to a NUC behind 2 routers [duplicate]

I am trying to send a magic packet to my NUC set up in my bedroom behind a netgear WNR-614 N300 router. However, this router itself is behind a TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 router. Both the routers are using ...
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Wake on LAN prevents sleep mode in Windows 7

The Wake on LAN (WOL) feature of my Intel 82579V Gigabit LAN adapter is working great in case my Windows 7 PC is powered off. But because my network card is able to wake my PC I can’t use the sleep ...
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Routing through a VPN

If I setup an account with a VPN service provider or attempt to create my own VPN server on a VPS can I allow multiple computers on the same VPN to communicate with each other. For example will ...
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Does a magic packet need to be sent on a specific port for it to work?

I have read that one would need to send a WOL (wake on lan) magic packet on port 7 or 9 of the target machine (with WOL enabled in H/W) for it to work. Is this correct? If not, then how is the WOL ...
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Does Wake-on-LAN via WAN needs port forwarding?

If yes, how does it work? The pc still has no ip, so where should I forward the port?