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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NIC still active after shutdown and removal of power supply

The NIC on the motherboard of one of my computers continues to communicate over the wire even after shut down and the removal of the computer's power source! Apparent communication continues after ...
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Wake On Lan just doesn't want to work

It just doesn't want to work, believe me I've tried everything. Windows says driver is up to date. In advanced everything about WoL is enabled. In Bios it's enabled. The problem is after shut down the ...
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Wake on Lan works on one adapter, but not another in Windows 7

I have two NICS, one of them built into the mobo (ASUS). WOL works when sending the magic packet to the mobo NIC, but not the other. They both appear to be Realtek adapters, and I've compared all ...
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Remotely turn on the debian box behind a router using wakeonlan feature

I have setup a debian box behind a router. However, I am unsure how to turn it on remotely. I have heard of using wakeonlan feature, but didnot find a tutorial for it. Any help would be appreciated. I ...
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Enabling Wake on Lan on Chromebook

I have a Samsung 550 Chromebook plugged into a LAN via eth0. I am trying to see if they support Wake on Lan. My tests show that they dont as they do not seem to respond when using a 3rd party utility ...
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Windows 7 64 bit will not turn monitor off

I just bought myself a new computer (YAY!). It seems that something is keeping it awake and will not let him turn of the monitor or go into sleep mode. event when i use "nircmd" ...
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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Wake-On-LAN and Access Control List with Mac over Internet

I am researching the best way to wake my computer through a firewall over the internet remotely (the computer to be woken is a Mac). Through external research, I have seen that I should be able to ...
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MiniITX-based NAS can't shutdown properly when Wake-on-Lan is enabled in BIOS

I have a MiniITX-based NAS (motherboard - POV ION-MB330) in my network that won't shutdown properly when Wake by PME (Wake on LAN) is enabled in the BIOS. When Wake by PME is enabled and shutdown ...
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My computer wakes up from standby in the middle of the night and doesn't want to remain standby

I recently upgraded to Windows 8. I found that a strange phenomenon is happening often during day or night hours (night hours being the most annoying). I usually turn my computer "off" by putting it ...
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Wake on Lan through router to repeater client to router from outside LAN

Let's say I have an Internet connection with a public IP address 123.123.123.123. This connection is going to a router which gives out addresses from 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.200. A repeater is ...
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Is there some way to tell if a Linux machine was woken up by wake-on-lan packet?

I'm looking for a way (programmatically or otherwise) to determine if my machine was woken up by WOL or not (let's say, a Ubuntu Server box). This is sort of a two-fold question, where I want to know ...
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Wake on LAN/VoIP for Skype use?

I'm surprised I can't find this anywhere, but is it possible to have a sleeping PC wake up when a Skype call comes in? If so, how to set it up? Using XP.
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Are there really no consumer-available WiFi adapters supporting WOL?

I can't for the life of me find any wireless adapters, of any kind, supporting wake-on-lan. Is this technology really a "laptop" only technology?
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DD-WRT SSH Setup

Okay so I installed DD-WRT firmware onto my Linksys E2000. I can see my dd-wrt page and everything but I am having trouble setting up ssh usage. I tried following these instructions. But after all ...
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Setting up WOL for PC

My goal is to be able to wake my PC up remotely. So I did the following: 1) Running Windows 8 so turned off my firewall 2) Went into my LAN properties and enabled WOL 3) Went into BIOS and checked all ...
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WOL on Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H for Logmein?

I have a Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H mainboard. I want to wake my computer up using Logmein, however, I could not found any WOL option on BIOS. Any suggestions?
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What is wake on pattern match in network card preferences?

I know the Wake on LAN standard, but I don't understand what the wake on pattern match option means. What does this option mean?
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How reliable is Wake on Lan (if configured correctly)?

Or: Why don't my PCs wake up every time I send the Magic Packet? I do have 2 PCs with similar hardware settings, similar software (OS is Windows 7 x64 Professional) and both connected to the same ...
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Wake on LAN option in BIOS

In the BIOS option for many PCs I've looked at- you typically see these 3 options (among others) which you can enable/disable independently: Power On By External Modems Power On By PCI Devices Power ...
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WakeOnLan on Mac with Windows

I have a Mac Pro (tower) with Windows 8 installed on it. I'm having troubles with enabling wakeOnLan through wifi. Although it seems the adapter supports it
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Forwarding The Same Port To Multiple LAN Servers?

I would like to be able to use the Wake-On-LAN feature to be able to turn on the two computers attached to my router when i am out of the house using my WAN IP Address. Router = 81.210.109.0 PC A = ...
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WOL over shared IP

I have network. In this network there are 3 PCs. All of them share one ip: atm it's 79.186.142.243 Every PC has its own uniqe local IP (probably network card IP). IP of PC that I want to Wake on ...
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Windows 8 slow network wakeup from sleep

The problem is that Windows 8 is far more slower than Windows 7 waking up from sleep if you consider network adapter. With following settings: Going to sleep and back looks like this: And ...
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Use Dell 4700C as remote backup machine

I have an old Dell 4700C that I would like to put out in my shop to use to backup the hard drive for the machine in my house. I don't really want this thing running all the time, only when I want to ...
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Wake machine from hibernation remotely

Is there a way to wake a hibernating windows 7 machine remotely either via software or some other solution? I use LogMeIn but have to also hibernate my machine every weekend but want to be able to ...
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Why can I wake-on-lan the computer from sleep but not from shutdown?

On my Shuttle SZ77R5, running Windows 7x64, I have enabled wol in the bios and on the network card in Device Manager. I am trying to wol (wake-on-lan) the computer from another Windows7x64 machine. ...
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Windows 7 WOL - weird boot

hi i am trying to set up WOL. My computer does receive a magic packet and it is trying to boot up. but instead of booting up normally into windows i get a weird POST boot screen like something is ...
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Windows 8 - WOL works from power off but not from hibernation

I followed the advice here to shut off fast boot in order to wake-on-LAN my Windows 8 machine when powered down. This worked for me which shows that the packet is being forwarded properly from my ...
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How to get wake on lan to work on Windows 7 laptop?

I have a W7 Home Premium 64 bit laptop, a Sony Vaio F to be more specific it that matters, and I'm trying to set up Wake On Lan on it. I have it connected to the router using an ethernet cable, and ...
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Waking up a computer from WAN

I'm looking to design a mechanism that allows me to turn on my home computer remotely without phoning and asking someone to press the big power button. Currently, a computer can get awake with a ...
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Mapping a network drive in Windows so that it only reconnects when accessed?

I have a Windows 8 fileserver that is configured to sleep after a period of going unused, and configured to wake-on-lan. I would like to configure some of the Windows 7 systems on the network to map ...
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Checking if a computer on local network is a sleep or not without waking it

I would like to check if a computer on a local machine is in a sleep or awake, but without waking it on LAN. If I ping the machine then machine automatically wakes up. I don't want that. I just need ...
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Looking for recommendation on a Wake on Wireless LAN compatible PCI/PCI-E Adapter for Windows 7

I have a desktop workstation that uses Wake on LAN (WoL) functionality. Is there a working wireless adapter solution that someone has set up that would provide the same functionality? i.e. When the ...
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Windows 7 sata disk not recognized after wake up from sleep state

My windows 7 x64 PC/server worked fine until I installed a brand new seagate SATA hard disk (2 TB). My first disk was a IDE Maxtor (250 GB). I tried to use it as a secondary drive leaving the maxtor ...
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Wake on Lan doesn't work in Windows 8

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 8. After I shutdown in Windows 7, wake-on-lan works perfect but if I shutdown in Windows 8, it doesn't work. Even if I sleep or hibernate in ...
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Remote WOL over internet

I was wondering, is there a way to wake up my PC over the Internet? I read some tutorials to wake it up over local LAN .. But what about through the Internet? Note: I have a dynamic DNS registered ...
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Wake on Lan over Internet without Custom Firmware for LINKSYS WAG200G

I'm using LINKSYS WAG200G modem router and I would like to turn on my computer over internet. I managed to turn it on over lan/wlan, however I'm having hard times turning it on over internet. What I ...
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Wake on Lan Remote not waking PC while the PC does receive the packet.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to set up WOL from a remote location. When I use my laptop to wake the machine locally, it works just fine. (for some reason, when I try to wake from ...
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Network “wake on pattern” not working in Windows 7

Wake-on-LAN works to this PC, on WiFi and over the internet. Wake-on-Pattern works if pinging the hostname from another computer, but not if pinging the IP or trying to connect to a service.
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Any way to mount a TrueCrypt Windows system partition remotely through LogMeIn after a WOL?

I have a Windows computer that I've encrypted the OS of. I would like to be able to connect to this computer after a Wake On LAN through some means (I have DynDNS configured so it doesn't have to be ...
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Wake On Lan will not work no matter what

I have been having the most frustrating time trying to get my desktop computer to wake up from a magic packet. The worst part is, I am almost 100% sure that I have had it working on this computer in ...
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Magic Packet over Ethernet

I have an Ubuntu box that I can wake on lan (WOL) in my local network. My router setup is as follows: ISP > Modem > Router > Ubuntu box I am not able to wake the Ubuntu box from outside my ...
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Is it stupid to forward a router port to my computer for Magic Packets (Wake On Lan)?

I recently finished a little project that allows me to remote into my home computer from basically anywhere (registered for a free sub-domain and forwarded remote desktop ports from the router to my ...
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Wake on Lan works from LAN but not WAN

These describe the situation: I believe the packet is being properly forwarded from the WAN to the LAN host, because WoL Magic Packet Sender utility displays a message the packet is received ...
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Send magic packet when local IP is accessed

I have a Mac Mini with WOL enabled that's running a few media servers on different ports (8080 and 8082). In dd-wrt, by default, if the Mini was asleep, then attempting to access its static ip on one ...
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Does the Raspberry PI support WOL (Wake-on-LAN)?

I've been contemplating running a Raspberry PI as a carputer. One thing I'm really interested in is whether I could get it to Wake-On-Lan. My thinking is that I'd like to wake the device up before I ...
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How to make Windows 7 to auto logon after boot from LAN only?

I would like to stop waiting my PC at work to boot every morning (and install updates sometimes). The idea is to wake up the PC remotely and logon with my domain user and password. I managed with both ...
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Wake-On-Lan - is it possible to access boot menu?

Now imagine this situation. I have a computer which has 2 operating systems installed - Windows XP and Windows 7. On booting menu is displayed where I can select which operating system I want to load. ...
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Turn on PC power remotely through the Internet?

I use SVN for my work at home and office, but I usually forget to commit the changes before shutdown. Therefore, I wish I could turn on my home/office PC at office/home. I already have TeamViewer ...