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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PC set to Wake On LAN (WOL) continually keeps starting up by itself. Cause? Solution?

I've recently set my PC to be booted by WOL in its BIOS. This was fine for a few weeks but now it seems to continually restart itself whenever it is shutdown or the power off button is used. The only ...
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Wake On LAN on request

I have a small home network with the router capable of running OpenWRT, is there some utility or firewall rule, which can be used to Wake On LAN on request. What I think - if I want to access my media ...
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Wake-on-LAN over internet is all but impossible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wake-on-LAN over internet is all but impossible I have a new MacBook Pro that I want to be able to log into through ssh or vnc, but no matter what combination of things ...
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Wake-on-LAN over internet is all but impossible

I have a new MacBook Pro that I want to be able to log into through ssh or vnc, but no matter what combination of things I try nothing seems to work. Even tried LogMeIn How do I set-up my MacBook so ...
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How can I automate my Linux computer to power off (and on preferably) under certain circumstances?

OK, So a little background; I've been using Windows Home Server as a Backup Appliance, Media Server and Share Server at home for some time. I decided it was costing me allot of juice so very early on ...
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“Allow this device to wake up the computer” disabled

I have a wireless network adapter which I would to use to wake up the computer, but it´s disabled (I can´t check it). I´m running windows 7 64 bits. Why is that?
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Turning on computer using communication port

I am working on something that would require a computer to be turned on "remotely" but still within reach in the same building. I did some reading about WOL (Wake On LAN) and would like to know if ...
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WOL not working

I have a Marvell Yukon integrated NIC and i have installed the WOL package on my freeBSD-based NAS. I'm trying to wake my PC using the command "wol M:A:C:A:D:D:R". Command line spits back that it is ...
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ethtool, WOL: What does “wake on physical activity” actually mean and (how) can I use it?

I am fighting with the WOL settings of my Ubuntu box at the moment. The idea is to have an HTTP/SVN server to sleep while it's unused and wake up when it's accessed. So far, wake-on-LAN works and is ...
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Wake-on-lan only works so many times

I have Wake-on-lan configured on my Windows XP machine so that the computer will wake up from Standby. Waking the computer from Standby via network traffic seems to work a certain number of times, ...
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On Linux, is root privilege required to send a wake-on-lan magic packet?

On Linux, is root privilege required to send a wake-on-lan magic packet? If it depends on how you send the magic packet, please let me know under what situation root is required.
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Wake-on-LAN only works if PC was powered down using power button, not shutdown through Windows

If this Win XP PC is shut down by holding down the power button for 8 seconds, it can be WOL'd by sending a magic packet. If I then remote desktop into the PC and shut it down, it completely powers ...
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How to wake up a computer over lan?

I got a "server" in the basement hosting music and media files. It is nice to shut it down without having to go down there, via remote desktop or the "shutdown -i" command etc. But is there someway ...
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How to start up my computer (wake on LAN) from command line?

I would like to SSH to my home computer (Mac Snow Leopard) but I don't always know if it's on. I have enabled wake on LAN. Is there a way to wake my computer (or check if it's awake) from the command ...
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How to determine if my motherboard supports wake-on-LAN?

Okay, so I ran the following command: sudo lshw -html > some_file.html and determined the following: id: core description: Motherboard product: 30D2 vendor: Quanta ...
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Wake-on-LAN with encrypted drive

I've set up a Ubuntu system as a server, with the entire drive encrypted. It needs the password at bootup, after the BIOS hands over to GRUB (at least I think that's when). I've since set up ...
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Wake up a Windows 7 PC using Remote Desktop

I had a PC with Windows Server 2003 installed; it was used as file/movies server at home. I was able to wake it up from a different PC (running Windows 7) just by running Remote Desktop and connecting ...
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(wake on lan in any reduced power state) Wake on any request, with no magic packet needed?

I have a non-professionally/non-commercially purposed server - a 5yo laptop actually - on the www with low traffic, accessed no more than perhaps twice a day, and of course at unpredictable times. ...
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What are the different ways of remotely turning on a computer?

What are the different ways of remotely turning on a computer and which one is the best?
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Is there a way I can have my computer go to sleep but be able to wake it up remotely?

I've heard of Wake-Up-On-LAN (well, I've seen it in the BIOS) but I've never been 100% how to work it. Would this do what I'm after, and if not - would anything else? I'm using Windows 7, in case it ...
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Is it possible to use Logmein to connect to a sleeping (Mac) computer on a wireless network?

I'm using logmein to access my Mac. So I have the local logmein app running on my MacBook Pro, which is on my home wireless network. I access it either from the website (www.logmein.com) or the ...
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Wake on Lan utility for local only to sleep and wake up machine

I am looking for a Wake-on-Lan utility that works locally, not via the internet (so no setting up a router for WOL) to allow for waking up AND putting to sleep a machine. I can't seem to find any. I ...
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Automatically wake up notebooks not on the ethernet

I am looking for an automated backup system and I like bacula. I have 3 Notebooks and a Desktop computer that need regular backup. Now I don't want to let them run all night just to do the backuping, ...
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Wake on Lan password

I have a Windows 7 machine, with Intel 82567LM LAN Card. I am trying to enable Wake on Lan with password. Can somebody please tell me how to set the password for Wake on Lan. I shall be grateful for ...
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How can I turn on a PC remotely?

I am using Team Viewer to control my PCs remotely. It lets me restart my PC, and this is a good feature. Is it possible however to remotely turn a PC on which is already off (as in powered down)? ...
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Wake On LAN behaviour - works intermittently

When I send WoL packets over my network the specified boxes tend to wake up the first time I send the packet each day, but if I turn the box off then subsequent WoL packets tend to be unsuccessful. ...
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Computer woken by wake-on-lan falls asleep about 100 seconds later

I have a computer (Dell Optiplex 170L, Windows XP) on which I'm testing out wake-on-lan functions. I have a script which wakes it up with the linux wakeonlan program successfully and then performs a ...
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Can I send a Wake On LAN packet without broadcasting?

I am attempting to send WOL packets to a series of machines, which works when the machine sending the packet is connected to the destination by one or more switches, but if the packet needs to cross a ...
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How to turn-on/wake-up a laptop without opening the lid?

I use my laptop with 2 external monitors and external keyboard (I use it as a desktop at home), but when I go out I only take the laptop of course. What bothers me is that I always have to open and ...
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Mac Mini Wake on Lan

My Mac Mini has a setting in the Energy Saver category called Wake for Ethernet network access. Now the way I read this option is that any network access to the Mac whilst it is asleep will wake it ...
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How does WOL (Wake-On LAN) work?

This has always been a mystery to me and with all the snow we're getting I'd like to work from home but the boss man wants us to turn our computers off a night to save energy. Figured I'd like to try ...
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Wake computer from sleep/standby without BIOS support for WOL?

Just bought a new home PC and the nice folks at HP disabled the Wake-On-Lan feature in my motherboard. Are there any other options for waking the computer from Sleep/Standby mode? I'd like to take ...
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Wakeup on LAN script works from Mac, but not Windows 7

I have a Linux server on my local network that is set up to use wakeup on lan. I copied this script verbatim, just replacing the MAC address in the example use. When I run this script on a Mac, the ...
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Windows 7 Pro Computer won't wake on LAN via Magic Packet from outside network

I just purchased a new computer running Windows 7 Professional x64. I'd like to save power by having it sleep after an hour, but I would also like to be able to Remote Desktop into it at my leisure. ...
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Is dual boot via wake on lan possible?

Is it possible to set up a PC so it can Wake on Lan and then have the option of which OS to boot into? I want to have a secondary PC with Windows and a *nix variant installed. I want the PC to be in ...
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Wake on LAN has stopped working after installing Windows 7

I have a Dell XPS 630i that came loaded with Windows XP. Wake-on-LAN has always worked fine on it; I send the magic packet and the machine comes to life. Since installing Windows 7, however, it ...
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Wake on LAN with tulip network driver

I've been trying today to figure out how to make an Ubuntu box wake on lan. The computer is pretty old, but I found the WOL option in BIOS (I also enabled wake up on pci). The network card is ADMTek ...
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Are there any work arounds for using 'wake on demand' with older Macs?

I am planning to buy a second-hand intel Mac Mini to use as a media center, web server and file server. I want the Mini to be asleep as much as possible but also always available. To do this I plan to ...
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Upgrade AirPort on Macs to support Snow Leopard's Wake on Wireless/WLAN?

Snow Leopard now supports Wake on WLAN, but not all hardware supports this. For example, my Octo Mac Pro from early 2008 has an AirPort card, but it does not support this. Nor does my 2007 2.33GHz ...
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Switch on the computer automatically

Is there any way to switch on the computer automatically at a specific time. Is there any BIOS clock trigger mechanisms available to switch on automatically. EDIT: I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. Does ...
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Is automatic Wake On LAN possible with DD-WRT?

I might be thinking the wrong way to solve this problem. If there's a better way, than tell me. I want to be able to allow my home server to sleep when it's unused, but to automatically wake up when ...