How to wake a computer on LAN?
Remote Access Plus has the ability to wake up computers within the same and different subnets. When a task is initiated to wake up a computer, the target computer's broadcast address is sent to the specific computer which is live in that subnet.
Note: To wake a computer belonging to a different subnet, at least one computer in the specified subnet should be live.
Pre-requisites to wake a computer on LAN:
- IP redirected broadcast should be enabled on the router.
- One of the computer under Remote Access Plus management should be live in the same subnet.
- Enable Wake on LAN in BIOS settings.
- During the computer’s power-on self-test enter the BIOS setting screen by pressing the F1, INS, or DEL keys.
- Under Power Management choose Wake on LAN and save.
Note: If you see a Deep Sleep Mode, ensure to have it disabled.
- Configure OS Settings
In certain Windows OS, the drivers enable the Wake on LAN settings. Follow the below steps to enable it.
- Right click on the My Computer icon -> Properties -> Device Manager -> under Network Manager, Choose Ethernet and Network Adapter.
- Perform the below operation in both Wireless and Ethernet Adapter.
- Right click on Wireless and Ethernet adapter -> Properties -> Click Power Management.
- Enable all the below settings and save.
- Allow computer to turn off this device to save power.
- Allow this device to wake computer.
- Only allow a magic packet to wake this computer.