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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Wake On LAN with TL-WR710N in Client mode?

I have a pocket router TL-WR710N from TP-Link configured as a WLAN Client for my PC. The WLAN Client logs into the WLAN of my router, while the PC is connected via Ethernet to the TL-WR710N. I can use ...
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How can I set up Windows Server to wake on LAN?

I have been trying to set up wake on LAN for a little while now, but I can never get it to work. I want to be able to wake the computer over the internet. I have already set up ports 7 and 9 to ...
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WAKE ON LAN works on one network adaptor, but not the other. both Realtek

Wake on LAN I have a problem. I use LogMeIn wake up feature on my PC. However, I cannot get the Wake-on-LAN feature to work. I have enabled it in the BIOS and enabled it on the adapter in device ...
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how does the software firewall affect the hardware network card?

I am waking my computer up by sending magic packets. But if I close UDP port 9 from windows firewall, my computers is not booting. And also, the lights on ethernet port are off. It looks little too ...
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Why does Wake on Lan work over WAN but not LAN?

This is an evolving question. See the 2 edits at the bottom for the latest version. I am keeping the original question here too though as it may prove useful. Ok, So first of all sorry for yet ...
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Waking up the VPN server on demand using WOL

I am planning to setup a small lab at home. For this I am debating to get a s/w or a h/w based VPN. One of the main concern in power usage. H/w based VPN doesn't consume much, while s/w based VPN ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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Computer wakes by itself, but wake source is unknown

I have an interesting problem. I am using Windows 8.1 on my PC and I have WOL enabled from my BIOS and my LAN card settings and it works just fine. But, since a couple of weeks back, my computer ...
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How can I prevent my NIC from sleeping when Wake-on-LAN is enabled?

I currently have wake-on-LAN enabled and it works, but for some reason my Windows 7 laptop only allows me to turn it on if I also have the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" ...
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Hardware specifications for WOL (Wake On Lan)

I am planning to buy a computer, which I would like to start using Wake-On-Lan from outside the LAN. I was looking on the internet and there is lot of information to be confused. 1) What are the ...
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Wake laptop on lan via wireless printer?

I know how ridiculous this sounds, but I am curious if it would be possible. Basically, I have a laptop that I would like to wake on lan, but I dont want to have to run a cable through my house. There ...
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WakeUpLan, WakeOnLan not working on windows

images here http://imgur.com/a/D0NrB#0 I've enabled both ticks on Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (magic packet etc), I've set up static ip through ipv4 (I also use public google dns) I am using ...
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Wake on WAN wont work but Wake on LAN does

I'm trying to enable Wake on WAN on a computer. Wake on LAN works perfectly, but when I try Wake on WAN it doesn't work. Could it be that my router is ignoring magic packet from the Internet? I'm ...
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Laptop keeps waking up from sleep (Windows 7)

Laptop is fully charged before I put it to sleep and when I come back more than 12 hours later and resume it, the computer only has around 10% left. I have used the powercfg lastwake and powercfg ...
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Wake-On-LAN without motherboard support

I have an old desktop which I want to turn into a home server. Unfortunately its motherboard (MSI K9N6SGM-V) does not support Wake-on-LAN functionality. I don't really know how power supply works in ...
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Wake-on-Lan not working after some time [duplicate]

lets get directly to the issue: Everyday I was starting up my pc remotely from work via android WOL app, but then I had a power outage at home last week and sice that time its works like this: 1) ...
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Enabled WOL - Now my computer powers on by itself

To use the wake on LAN feature of my onboard network interface, I had to enable "Wake on PCI-Express" in my BIOS settings. WOL works fine now. The only problem is that my computer turns itself on ...
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How do I notice if my Windows pc is booted with WOL

i have Windows 8.1 (x64) as OS. I want to start an Apache Server if my PC is booted via WOL. So my first attempt was to write a small program which starts every time in the autostart, this should ...
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Wake on LAN to specific requests (ports?)

Is there any way to customize exactly what wakes up a sleeping PC. If i tick Enable the network card to wake the computer it will just constantly keep waking randomly over the night. I need my PC to ...
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Why is my computer constantly resuming from sleep?

My recently reformatted Windows 8.1 machine keeps resuming from sleep. This is an acute issue ever since I got my SSD (the reason for the reformat), as Hybrid Sleep is out and the system does true ...
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With Wake-on-lan enabled, computer will wake randomly with no WOL Signal sent

I have enabled WOL on my custom PC in order to wake my PC for remote control. I have an Ethernet cable plugged directly into the Ethernet slot of my Realtek card. When i put my PC to sleep, it will ...
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Apple TV failing to Wake on Demand when Computer is Behind a Switch

If I have a router and a switch, is there anything I need to do to the switch to ensure a Wake on LAN signal (magic packet) can reach a device behind the switch? Details I can Home Share between a ...
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WOL over Internet success for a while but fail after a period of time [duplicate]

I have a computer in my home LAN, and i have successfully set up my computer and router to use wol over Internet. The problem is, after a period of time(say, a night), the next day i want to start my ...
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RDP wake-on-lan in LAN environment

How do you configure RDP to be able to wake-on-lan client computers? Basically, I want to be able to wake-on-lan 1 or more computers at a time in our LAN environment.
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i have a turned off computer with wol activated and i know its MAC , is there a way to check if the computer is plugged in to network?

I am thinking of a security system for my small company, i would like to know if there is a way to know even when the computer is turned off when the computer gets disconnected (Knowing the mac an ip) ...
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WOL + auto connect for net shares

I'm running a FreeNAS 8.31 to which I connect from a Win 7 Prof. PC and a raspbmc box. The NAS is running a cron job to check if the PC / raspbmc is online, if not, it turns itself off. At the moment ...
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Wake-on-LAN stops working after a few hours

I have a Linux server (Ubuntu 12.04.03) which serves as the internet gateway for our LAN of about 15 PCs. That is, eth0 on the Linux server is the Internet, and eth1 plugs into an unmanaged switch (a ...
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Wake-on-LAN & alternatives?

My supervisor has asked me to come up with a Wake-on-LAN or WoL-like solution for a project related to allowing specific employees to VPN into machines of various power states. From what I've seen, ...
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Wake-on-lan from S5 and prevent network card from turning off

I'm tired googling and looking through hundreds of forums, please help. OS: Windows 7 64-bit Motherboard: ASUS M4A77T/USB3 Onboard network card: RealtekĀ® 8112L The problem is that network card keeps ...
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Wake on LAN over internet

Our college local network has many computers with local IPs, and there's a gateway or a server which sends and receives the traffic and it has a static IP. So when I am away from that network and I ...
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Looking for a Windows utility to send Wake on LAN magic packet [closed]

I am looking for suggestions a for a Windows application which can be used to send a Wake on LAN magic packet to a remote machine. I am using this in LAN.
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Wake On LAN (WOL) through router? [duplicate]

I have a home server which has Wake On Lan configured and I am able to wake the server using a simple program on Windows 7. My question is if I have a router with WOL support will this allow me to ...
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Wake on LAN through PHY and unicast only works in the first ~30 seconds after pm-suspend

I'm having some trouble with Wake on LAN through PHY and unicast. I'm able to wake the system by pinging or sshing the shut down machine, but only within the first ~30 seconds. Why's that, what could ...
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Windows 8.1 Hibernation / WOL issues. Last Wake command never works

I setup Windows 8 and had WOL working without issue. The machine would hibernate according to the Power Plan I setup OR by using the shortcut %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe ...
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Wake on LAN doesn't work over public network, but will on local

I have a problem. I am trying to make a WoL script, which will turn on my PC. I'm not interested in going into details about that project. I have an app on my phone, which allows me to enter the MAC ...
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BIOS Wake on Lan options: Primary or Automatic, which option do I use?

I am trying to set up TeamViewer version 9 to wake on Lan. I noticed in the BIOS of Lenovo Think Center, there are multiple options, Primary and Automatic, not just the standard Enabled/Disabled. The ...
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Asus P8P67 Deluxe mobo: Network adapter off when PC is off; can't wake on LAN

My Asus P8P67 Deluxe (rev 3) motherboard includes an Intel 82579 LAN controller. I have enabled wake-on-LAN with these instructions and it works from sleep, but it does not work when the PC is powered ...
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Is it possible to wake up an ACPI S3 suspended Linux System with an SMB packet?

I want to put my Debian NAS system in supend to RAM mode (ACPI S3) after a decent period of time idling in order to save some power. I thought about putting the NIC in a mode, where it waits for ...
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Can “safe sleep” actually be disabled on a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion?

I find that wake on lan stop working after my Mac Mini (late 2012 model, running OS X 10.8.5) has entered safe sleep (which is 4 hours after sleep starts). Because I often travel and want to remote ...
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Wake-on-Lan causing spurious startup after shutdown (Windows 7 x64)

My motherboard (Asus H-87-PRO) has an integrated LAN controller (Realtek 8111G Gigabit). Installed driver from the CD and enabled WoL in BIOS and in OS too, it's working. The problem is that ...
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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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My Windows 8 PC wakes up every night around 3 am

I just built a new Windows 8 PC, and started using it a few days ago. Every night, I use Hibernate on the computer before I go to bed. The only way to turn it back on is to hit the Power button. ...
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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 ...