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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Why can't I use Wake on LAN on my computer?

I am trying to wake up my computer. Wake on LAN is enabled in that computer's BIOS – actually it's called "Resume On LAN", but it must be the same as Wake On LAN right? The computer doesn't have any ...
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Is it possible to wake-on-lan computer connected to cable modem over Internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I send a Wake On LAN packet without broadcasting? I am able to wake my computer over internet, because my computer is connected to a router, and router is connected ...
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Wake on LAN Alternatives

I realize there are one or two related posts, but none that quite get at what I'm asking. I'm using an old computer as a NAS using FreeNAS, and after some tweaking everything is dandy. The NAS is ...
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How to turn on and remote access home PC to monitor my kid's PC usage?

I want to monitor my kid's home PC usage. Here's what I'm looking for: To be able to turn on a home PC remotely from laptop at work; Remote access the same home PC. Transfer files, open browser ...
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Remotely access sleeping MacBook over internet

What's the best way to remotely access my sleeping MacBook over the Internet on a windows computer that is not on the same network? (Home MacBook, windows work computer)?
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Wake-On-LAN With network crd

I was wondering if it is at all possible to take full advantage of WOL if my network card supports it but my bios don't. I am considering buying a network card to that supports WOL. Would this work ...
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WOL doesn't work when shutdown

I've enabled WOL on shutdown function. I've disabled Energy Star from either Windows adapter settings and BIOS. I've enabled WOL on Magic Packet (also with broadcasting) and in power management tab ...
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WOL over Internet - without Router customization

I know that there are already plenty of issues regarding WOL over the Internet but I thinkt that mine is still a little bit different. Because I am using an internet provider which doesn't allow me ...
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Wake MacBook on Wi-Fi without AirPort Extreme

I know that Snow Leopard brought us the option to magically wake our computers from far away if you had an AirPort Extreme base station, but has anyone found a way to do this with a standard or ISP ...
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Cannot disable Wake-On-Lan

My WinXP PC currently has a CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter that I use for all my internet/networking needs. However, for some reason, I cannot disable the Wake-On-Lan feature of this card. ...
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How to get PCs IP for WakeOnLan over internet (only by using stock Windows 7 applications)

I want to wake a Windows 7 PC over LAN (via internet). To find out its IP I don't want to use an external application (like dyndns). So I only want to use what Windows already offers. Is that ...
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Linux - How to get the reason for wakeup?

Is it possible to get the reason of system wake-up (Wake-on-LAN, Power button, wake from USB) on Linux? I'm using Ubuntu, kernel Linux homeless 2.6.37-12-generic #26~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 5 ...
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Does it matter what UDP port a WOL signal is sent to?

i have seen many WOL instances use port 7 and many use port 9, does it matter? Isn't it just looking for a WOL packet at layer 2 or ethernet?
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Wake on lan only works after Start -> Shutdown

Does anyone know why when I use wake on lan it only works if I shutdown the computer through Start -> Shutdown, but if I use the shutdown -f command (as I do in a batch file after a system backup), ...
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Prevent Hibernation Windows 7 - Optiplex 780

Problem: Need to disable hibernation ( or enable Wake On Lan/ pattern ) for backup routine. Issue: Computer does not respond to WOL or any type of network requests. Also, hibernates regardless of ...
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WOL - Wake On Lan over internet

My problem has become pretty specific but probably pretty easy to solve. I've followed numerous guides on the internet to setup wake on lan and managed to get it working quite good although I still ...
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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. ...