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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How to make server power settings apply even when computer is activated by WOL

I have a computer with 9 hdds as a storage server in the next room for me and my family (movies and such) connected to the router. The computer is without keyboard and monitor, all works fine, but in ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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is there any way to enable telnet/ssh session into a Netgear CG3700EMR

I want to enable Wake on Wan (Wol from internet) with my router, but i have no chance to modify arp table in order to specify a fake address which could receive this broadcast packet. So, is there ...
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Wake on LAN cause computer wake up immediately after shutting down

I've installed Ubuntu on my Dell PC, and i want to use Wake on LAN. But here i encounter a weird problem. The computer will wake up immediately after shutting down. Here is what i've done: The ...
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Computer turns on at 3 AM for the first time in 2 years

I was doing some c# coding on my laptop when I suddently hear my workstation turn on at exactly 3AM. I always turn my computer into hibernate, but they never ever booted themselves before. I got the ...
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Deactivate or take control of Intel Vpro and Me

Processor is i5 4590 (Vpro capable) Chipset is B85 (Vpro not capable - http://ark.intel.com/products/75019 ). Motherboard is MSI B85 gaming - http://us.msi.com/support/mb/B85M_GAMING.html After ...
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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: Realtek® 8112L The problem is that network card keeps ...
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What is the Difference between PXE & Wake On LAN?

They seem to serve the same purpose which is the ability to boot a Client/Machine as long as its connected to a Network and thus has a NIC. What is the difference between the two with respect to how ...
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Tomato wake on lan over internet

I am trying to create a way to be able to Wake On Lan over the internet to some off-site location. I have installed the newest version of tomato onto a linksys WRT54GL v1.1 router. I would like to ...
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Automatically Wake PC at certain time without wake-on-lan

I feel like this shouldn't be too difficult. I want my PC to turn on at 7:00 AM every morning. I have a Toshiba satellite L50-B-1LN running windows 8. It uses UEFI instead of a normal BIOS. In there ...
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Listen for wakeonlan request

I would like to know how to listen for wakeonlan paquets on a running system. I know that my question if a little bit useless, because is a system is running, there is no need to wake up it!
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Automatically start a computer when power turns on

I installed Ubuntu on an old laptop (Lenovo T400) that I now use as a home server, running 24/7. I live in an area where long power outages are quite common, so if the power goes off there's a good ...
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Is it possible to Wake-On-Lan without a router?

If 2 machines are hooked up over a Cat5 (an ad-hoc network?), could one machine WOL another? Does a router/switch have to be in the loop in order for WOL to work? Thanks
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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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Wake on LAN - Does the IP address have to be correct?

My understanding of WOL is that it broadcasts a magic-packet into a subnet. The packet goes to all NICs and each inspects the packet for their own MAC and on a match, wakes the host. So, could I put ...
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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 works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Network Activity

My goal is to allow any network activity to wake up my Windows computer. My system currently wakes from sleep without any problem when it receives a Magic Packet but despite being configured to wake ...
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Shutdown on LAN between Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have 2 laptops, a Windows 7 machine and the other running Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to figure out how to write a batch script for Windows that would allow me to shutdown both computers ...
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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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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Wake-on-LAN

Is there any method to enable Wake-on-LAN (WoL) option in Windows 8.1 of Surface Pro 3, connected to the Ethernet via original Docking Station? I tried almost everything, what is a somewhat related ...
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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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Asus H87i-plus - Enabling WOL

I've been reading tutorials to enable WOL. I searched my BIOS for some "Enable WOL" or "PCI Devices" settings, and the closest I could find is this: However I have no idea whether I should pick ...
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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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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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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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ATX Standard for Wake-On-LAN

I've read about the implementation of the "Wake-on-LAN" feature on Wikipedia. The article claims that at least an ATX 2.01 standard-compliant PSU is necessary. Quite alot of other resources on the ...
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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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Why is Windows 8 waking up my computer unexpectedly?

I decided to finally install Windows 8 on one of my desktop computers. It's Windows 8.1 Pro from the get-go, and I got the Update 1 through Windows Update. It works fine. But my main concern right now ...
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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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Wake on Lan (wol) over wifi not working on mac

I am using OS X 10.10 . Wake on network enabled in the Energy saver settings. Asus Router settings done. Packet sniffing shows it is receiving UDP packets on port 9 but it doesnt wake up
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Wake on lan fails when a specific usb device (seagate freeagent go) is plugged in

I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands. I've successfully setup wake on lan on my computer, however, I've run into an issue that prevents the computer from waking on lan. I have multiple external ...
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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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Attempting to set up Wake on LAN

I've enabled WoL in my BIOS settings and in Windows and I'm trying to use the "WoL Wake On Lan Wan" android app to turn on my computer. I filled in the following information: Name: (I just picked a ...
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Wake-on-lan doesn't work over the internet

I can successfully wake my computer if my Android device in connected to the local network but I can't wake my computer from another network. All BIOS WOL settings are enabled. I also opened a port ...
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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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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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Is there any way to determine if the router is forwarding WoL packet to the NIC card while the computer is turned off?

I am having hard time figuring out whether the problem is with the router not forwarding the packets to the NIC OR the problem is the NIC not waking the PC or other hidden settings that are preventing ...
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Is Wake On LAN supposed to work even after AC power reset?

So, if you unplug the AC power cable from the wall and re-connect it to the PC Power Supply, is the Wake On Lan functionality still supposed to work on a PC? The WoL functionality is enabled in Bios ...
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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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Windows batch script: Manual power up vs Wake on Lan (WOL)

OK, I have a (win 7) desktop computer with WOL set up so I can turn it on remotely, it works fine. Next thing, on this computer I have a batch script, which runs at startup and starts various apps, ...
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Remotely enter BitLocker encryption key

Is it possible to remotely enter a BitLocker encryption key? Ideally I want to be able to remotely wake a PC over the network (WOL) to then RDP into it, however the boot drive is BitLocker encrypted.
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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 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 to open UDP port 7 or 9 for WOL on ubuntu?

I have made all the necessary changes required for wakeonlan on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yet it does not seem to work. Also http://www.canyouseeme.org/ is showing that my UDP ports 7 or 9 are not open. I ...
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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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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 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 ...