Wake on LAN is a method that enables technicians to boot their local computers remotely, provided they satisfy a few criteria (given below).While trying to troubleshoot a particular computer, you may need to wake powered-off computers to kick-start your troubleshooting process. You can't always walk up to these computers and power them on manually each time, especially if the machine is at a remote location. In such cases, Wake on LAN comes in handy; you can instantly wake computers in your local network. This process involves sending a broadcast message (magic packet), that has the MAC address of the target machine, within a subnetwork. So that, in turn the target computer whose Network Card is running receives and verifies that the message is for itself and boots up the computer.
The WoL tool is one of the primary features in Remote Access Plus. Using this tool, you can
Upon meeting the prerequisites for Wake on LAN (one of the computer managed by Remote Access Plus should be running), you can directly wake up a shut down computer by logging into your Remote Access Plus web console, switching to the Tools tab and after selecting the Wake on LAN feature, you can click on any computer marked in red (red denotes a shut down computer), and initiate the booting.
Wake on LAN is a process that lets you switch on target remote computers, provided they meet a few criteria. The criteria usually involves having at least one computer up and running in the target subnet and the target computer's network card is active and functioning. This enables IT administrators to remotely boot a machine and troubleshoot it.
Wake on LAN comes in handy when you have to troubleshoot computers on-demand that are shutdown and you have to wake them up. You can boot up computers without moving from your desk. Wake on LAN is especially helpful if a target computer is situated in a different geographical location.
Wake on LAN is mostly used to awaken computers in the same network. A local network message (magic packet) is sent to the target computer from the Remote Access Plus server. Once the magic packet is executed, the computer will automatically be turned on. Remote Access Plus lets you to instantly wake computers even in different subnets by broadcasting the magic packets to multiple subnets.
With Remote Access Plus, you can instantly power on computers belonging to same or different subnets. However, there are a few pre-requisites to be met,