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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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Laptop keeps waking up from sleep (Windows 7)

Laptop is fully charged before I put it to sleep and when I come back more than 12 hours later and resume it, the computer only has around 10% left. I have used the powercfg lastwake and powercfg ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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My computer wakes up from standby in the middle of the night and doesn't want to remain standby

I recently upgraded to Windows 8. I found that a strange phenomenon is happening often during day or night hours (night hours being the most annoying). I usually turn my computer "off" by putting it ...
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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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What is wake on pattern match in network card preferences?

I know the Wake on LAN standard, but I don't understand what the wake on pattern match option means. What does this option mean?
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How reliable is Wake on Lan (if configured correctly)?

Or: Why don't my PCs wake up every time I send the Magic Packet? I do have 2 PCs with similar hardware settings, similar software (OS is Windows 7 x64 Professional) and both connected to the same ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can “safe sleep” actually be disabled on a Mac Mini running Mountain Lion?

I find that wake on lan stop working after my Mac Mini (late 2012 model, running OS X 10.8.5) has entered safe sleep (which is 4 hours after sleep starts). Because I often travel and want to remote ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Setting up WOL for PC

My goal is to be able to wake my PC up remotely. So I did the following: 1) Running Windows 8 so turned off my firewall 2) Went into my LAN properties and enabled WOL 3) Went into BIOS and checked all ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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Why does Wake on Lan work over WAN but not LAN?

This is an evolving question. See the 2 edits at the bottom for the latest version. I am keeping the original question here too though as it may prove useful. Ok, So first of all sorry for yet ...
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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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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 ...