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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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 network,...
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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 ...
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Wake up my company computer from a home computer

Is it possible for me to send a packet from another computer to my computer? I am interested in waking up my computer at work from the one I am using at home. That is, I would like to power it on at 7:...
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arp add 255.255.255.255 ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff (router)

If I add arp entry in router config like this: arp add 255.255.255.255 ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff Open specific port: port: 1009 ip: 255.255.255.255 Will it broadcast message to all connected devices? ...
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Wake on LAN (WOL) using domain name instead of IP

I can succesfully wake my server over the WAN or LAN using WOL. However, I have a dynamic IP, so to get it up from WAN I need to ssh into the router using a dyndns subdomain, then check router the IP ...
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My computer turned itself on. Was I hacked?

I woke up and found my PC switched on. I have wake on LAN enabled. I check the log and my pc started up an hour after i went to bed. I have very basic windows log reading skills. Is there something I ...
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How to send a magic packet from OS X in order to wake a PC on the LAN? (WOL)

Either some (preferably free/OS) app or a command line tool will do.
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Wake on LAN & CISCO modem - WOL not possible?

i have a problem since the guys from UPC changed my old cable modem with a new CISCO EPC 3208 model. (It's a VOIP cable modem & i have static IP from UPC/my ISP.) Since then, WOL over the internet ...
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wake on lan from internet - problems with router: arp

I've ubuntu server on lan with static IP within lan, I use router: DSL-2640B. For waking I use program called "wolcmd". From within lan network it is very easy to wake up the machine. I just issue ...
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Wake on LAN on Uverse Router

I'm trying to set up Wake on LAN on my Uverse 2WIRE router, and running in to issues. I can't figure out how to set up UDP Port 9 forwarding. I was using this tutorial, but got stuck at the UDP ...
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Mac Mini WOL running Windows

I am running Windows 7 on a Mac mini via bootcamp. I can't seem to get wake on lan working at all. Is there something I need to do to get this to work? Testing it out on other windows 7 machines, ...
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I'm trying to wake on lan, but I get ethtool: command not found error

It's driving me crazy... I've been googling for an hour now and nothing! I'm trying to invoke this script: #!/bin/bash ethtool -s eth0 wol g exit I run it as root: /etc/init.d/wakeonlanconfig And ...
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How to perform “Wake-on-Lan” from TP-WR741N (or similar) to LAN

I have a perfectly running TP-WR741ND router with its native firmware (probably not so important, but here it is: 3.12.4 Build 100910 Rel.57694n). The router is connected directly to LAN PC's (192.168....
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Wake a computer connected directly by ethernet

I have two linux computers connected directly using the NIC on each and an ethernet cable. There is no router connecting them. According to ethtool both computers support WOL and are configured to do ...
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iMac display wakes on network activity

I have had this problem for a long time now, but i've never taken the time to really investigate it. So i have this mid-2007 24-inch C2D iMac. I like to keep the machine running all the time, but i ...
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Adding Wake on LAN (WOL) to a custom built computer

I built my computer a few years ago, before I new about WOL. I want to get that feature now, but I don't know which part I need to get that feature. What should I get to add that functionality to my ...
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Wake-on-LAN packet won't wake computer

I have Windows 7 64-bit and have done all the steps necessary to set up Wake-on-LAN. I then shut the computer down and tried to wake it. Nothing happened. If I manually turn on the computer, it ...
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How to force-restart a PC with vPro technology?

I would like to know how to force-restart a PC that has crashed/hung and become completely non-responsive, using 2nd-generation vPro technology. Assume there is a second, fully responsive PC on the ...
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Wake-on-LAN (WOL) fails after computer crashes (Windows 7 64-bit)

I have a low-end laptop always turned on whose only purpose is to initiate Wake-on-LAN for a second (primary) computer on the same local network, so I can work via remote desktop on this second ...
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Wake On Lan to power on computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does wake on LAN work? I was wondering if it was possible to turn on a computer via WOL and if so what network card can do it? I can wake my computer from sleep no ...
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Automatically wake W7 PC for fileshares/remote desktop/etc without “magic packet”

I'd like to store all my media (photos/images/videos/music) on a shared network drive on my media PC (hooked up to the TV, it's not often used) for everyone in my home to use, however I'm edgy about ...
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Wake-on-LAN WITHIN network, is this possible without router tweaking?

I did a bit of searching around, and it's possible that I didn't understand what I was reading, but I didn't see anything all that relevant. At work, we've just been asked to shut down our desktops ...
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ASUS Sabertooth P67 WOL

Anyone using the Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard that can confirm if Wake-on-LAN is supported with the onboard ethernet adapter? I have downloaded the manual but I get the impression that WOL only ...
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Wake-On-Lan - Behind Two Routers

So here is my current network setup: There is a central 'Cisco' router for the apartment. I connect wirelessly using an old router of mine (WRT54Gv2) with DD-WRT installed as a client to the central ...
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WOL for Asus M5A97 built in Realtek Network Adapter

I cant get wake on lan to work for my built in network adapter. Its a ASUS M5A97 motherboard, and the network adapter is a Realtek PCIe GBE. I have Shutdown WakeOnLan - Enabled Wake on Magic Packet ...