Hi, I am finding a way to activate WOL with my google wifi router gen1, but couldnt find "how to" guide.I am not a techy person, but trying to activate WOL in purpose.Anyone can walk me through how to?Or share a link explains A to Z of WOL with google wifi router?Thanks in advance!
Ever wish you could wake your computer out of sleep mode without trudging over to it and pressing the power button? Wake-on-LAN allows you to turn your computer on using its network connection, so you can start it up from anywhere in the house with the tap of a button.
For example, I often use Chrome Remote Desktop to access my workstation upstairs. But if my workstation is sleeping, I don't need to go upstairs and turn it on. Wake-on-LAN allows me to wake that computer up with a "magic packet" sent from my phone or laptop, so I can remote in without hassle.
On some machines, it will be very clearly labeled in the sleep and wake settings. In other cases, like on my MSI motherboard, it is part of the Resume By PCI-E Device setting. You can see in the screenshot above that this setting's description mentions "integrated LAN controllers," which is exactly what we're looking for. Toggle that setting to Enabled.
Some computers may only support Wake-on-LAN from sleep, while others may allow you to wake up from a powered off state, so you may need to tweak settings in your BIOS or in Windows' Control Panel under Hardware and Sound > Power Options > System Settings.
Finally, to wake up your computer over the network, you'll need a Wake-on-LAN app on another device, such as your phone or laptop. Some programs already come with Wake-on-LAN built-in, including ones you already own. In other cases, you may need a separate program to wake up your PC.
In TeamViewer, click the Wake Up button to wake up any sleeping PC connected to your TeamViewer account. You'll need to check the documentation for your own remote access tool to see if it supports Wake-on-LAN, and what settings you need to enable for it to work.
If you're trying to wake a PC from another Windows machine, I recommend NirSoft's WakeMeOnLan(Opens in a new window). It will scan your network and provide a list of devices, so you don't have to remember the correct IP address every time. Just click the machine you want and hit the Wake Up button.
If you don't have a PC handy, you can use a mobile app like Wake On Lan(Opens in a new window) (Android) or Mocha WOL(Opens in a new window) (iOS). They work the same way as the desktop apps above: you can either scan your network for devices, or enter the IP and MAC address of the computer you want to wake up.
If all goes well, your computer should wake right up when you hit the Wake Up button. If not, check its BIOS settings, Windows settings, and the configuration of your Wake-on-LAN app to make sure everything is set properly for your specific hardware.
For example, I have a home server running Windows 10, and it's on 24/7. So when I'm away from home, I just use Chrome Remote Desktop(Opens in a new window) to remote into that always-on PC, use WakeMeOnLan to send a magic packet from that machine to my workstation, then remote into my workstation once it's awake. It's a bit roundabout, but it works.
Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is a hardware/software solution that wakes up your computer remotely from a low power mode or off mode. The computer must have an Internet connection and be plugged in to power for WoL to work.
Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is an Ethernet or Token ring computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or awakened by a network message. The message is usually sent by a program executed on other devices. It is also possible to initiate the message from another network by using subnet directed broadcasts or a WOL gateway service.
I've checked the AX200 wireless card device settings in Windows, the BIOS, the Windows Power Management (everything set to "stay on"). Everything seems to be set as it should ("Allow Magic Packet to wake computer" etc) but with no luck.
I found the Port Forwarding option but still don't know what I'm doing. I selected "HTTP" (guessing that Google Home and the WOL phone app I'm using will both use HTTP) and the IP address of the device I want to send to (to wake up), ending in 14. I set the port to 9. The Netgear Community site seemed to accept my uploaded image of the web interface (below) but wasn't visible when I viewed the message. Should the Port Forwarding now work, or have I misunderstood?
Things are further complicated by the fact that no lights show on my wireless card when the PC is powered down, despite the fact that it should be in low power mode rather than off altogether. I've selected "allow this device to wake the PC" etc. I've noticed that wired cards will have a light illuminated at all times if WOL is going to work.
Be advised that to use this remotely, you will need to forward port 9 and map it to your PC and provide your WAN IP or DNS to reach back your home network. The app will even scan the local network for you to find your WOL target. This could be enough for you, but if you want schedules, or automatic wake on LAN when you walk back home, you will need to use it with Tasker.
Wake on LAN is a feature of Dell System which lets you start your personal computer using a signal over your local Network. In this article, you will learn which settings in the systems BIOS and the Network driver you must setup to use the Wake on LAN (WoL) feature and how to wake up the System once WoL is configured.
The Wake-on values define what activity triggers wake up: d (disabled), p (PHY activity), u (unicast activity), m (multicast activity), b (broadcast activity), a (ARP activity), and g (magic packet activity). The value g is required for WoL to work, if not, the following command enables the WoL feature in the driver:
If used to wake up a computer over the internet or in a different subnet, it typically relies on the router to relay the packet and broadcast it.In this scenario, the external IP address of the router must be known. Keep in mind that most routers by default will not relay subnet directed broadcasts as a safety precaution and need to be explicitly told to do so.
It is known that some motherboards are affected by a bug that can cause immediate or random wake-up after a shutdown whenever the BIOS WoL feature is enabled (as discussed in this thread for example).
If the link light on the network switch is enabled when the computer is turned off but wake on LAN is still not working, booting the system using the r8168 kernel module at least once and then switching back to the r8169 kernel module included with the kernel seems to fix it at least in the following configurations:
For some newer Atheros-based NICs (such as Atheros AR8161 and Killer E2500), WOL support has been disabled in the mainline alx module due to a bug causing unintentional wake-up (see this patch discussion). A patch can be applied (or installed as a dkms module using the alx-wol-dkmsAUR package) which both restores WOL support and fixes the underlying bug, as outlined in this thread.
Remember that without some tweaking that is beyond the scope of this article, WoL is not a remote feature. Your waking device (the phone) has to be on the same network that the PC to be waked is using.
Wake-On-LAN (WOL) is a combination of hardware and software technologies to wake up sleeping systems. WOL sends specially coded network packets, called magic packets, to systems equipped and enabled to respond to these packets. This additional functionality allows administrators to perform maintenance on systems even if the user has powered them down. The WOL feature allows the administrator to remotely power up all sleeping machines so that they can receive updates. WOL is based on the principle that when the PC shuts down, the NIC still receives power, and keeps listening on the network for the magic packet to arrive. This magic packet can be sent over a variety of connectionless protocols (UDP, IPX), but UDP is most commonly used.
To allow a Remote PC Access machine to go into a sleep state, add this registry setting on the VDA, and then restart the machine. After the restart, the operating system power saving settings are respected. The machine goes into sleep mode after the preconfigured idle timer passes. After the machine wakes up, it reregisters with the Delivery Controller.
So a wireless N boot given some forethought and understanding of limits of users etc. should at least equal or beat 10Mbps ethernet up until the number of users sharing the wifi access point are enough to reduce throughput, increase latency etc.
The setup is still the same, especially for NUCs that support it with a compatible wireless adapter. The only other things that might need to be done are to enable "Allow magic packet to wake computer", disable fast startup and use standby mode (may not work if shut down).
Automation------------------------------Automate waking up your computers by sending an intent broadcast from apps such as Llama and Tasker!In the latest version there is now support for Tasker plugins to make it even easier to automatically wake devices.Instructions on how to do this are available in the latest version of the app under the help section. 2b1af7f3a8