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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

46
votes
2answers
20k views

Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop

Problem Windows suffers from hand-holding, and every iteration has exacerbated the problem. Windows 10 attracted controversy upon release for forcing home users to update regularly and making user ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

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 ...
12
votes
4answers
9k views

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 ...
137
votes
2answers
15k views

What is a “Magic Packet” for waking a computer?

My wireless adapter (Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260) has two settings in Device Manager which I cannot explain. Wake on Magic Packet Wake on Pattern Match After a bit of research, I found this ...
4
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...
24
votes
3answers
30k views

Windows 10 waking from sleep with unknown reason

I recently started experiencing an issue with my Windows 10 Pro installation. It wakes from hibernation at seemingly random times. I have done the following to try and troubleshoot the issue: Turn ...
19
votes
4answers
14k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
8k views

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)? ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
27k views

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.
6
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

How to wake-on-LAN through VPN router

I am working at home and want to wake a computer in the corporate network. I have a VPN connection from my Windows 7 PC to the ISA server that operates as RAS server. Wake-on-LAN is based on UDP/IP ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
26k views

What does `Wake on Pattern Match` option mean in network card preferences?

I know Wake-on-LAN standard, but I don't understand the use case for Wake on Pattern Match option in the network card preferences. What are the advantages of it?
7
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Does Wake-on-LAN via WAN needs port forwarding?

If yes, how does it work? The pc still has no ip, so where should I forward the port?
1
vote
2answers
941 views

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 Wake-on-...
4
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
718 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
9k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 to ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

“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?
1
vote
1answer
245 views

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!
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Forwarding The Same Port To Multiple LAN Servers?

I would like to be able to use the Wake-On-LAN feature to be able to turn on the two computers attached to my router when i am out of the house using my WAN IP Address. Router = 81.210.109.0 PC A = ...
1
vote
1answer
489 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Wake on LAN Port Forwarding not Working

I am trying to configure the server I run from my home with Wake on LAN so that it is not necessary for me to keep it running when I do not need it. I have been able to get it to work on when the ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
435 views

Set up wake-on-lan for mac os x via Actiontec T1200H Router: Ports 7 and 9 are closed

I've got two macs connected to home wireless network via Actiontec T1200H Router. Both macs support Wake on Wireless (in About this Mac-->System Report-->Network-->Wi-fi-->Wake On Wireless: ...