Enabling Wake On LAN option | enPowerManager

A few things to be considered before using the Boot (Wake-On-Lan) option in the Power Manager.

1. BIOS Settings

The Wake-On-LAN functionality is generally disabled by default. The option to enable Wake-On-LAN is different with each computer manufacturer. The most common method adopted across different PC's are as follows

  1. Enter the BIOS Settings page.
  2. Select power settings and search for settings related to Wake on LAN or Power up on PCI card, LAN or network. (This will be different in various motherboards.).
  3. Enable these settings and save the BIOS.

2. Hardware Settings

  1. For Wake On LAN to work on computers with older PCI busses, a WOL cable must be installed between the Network Card and the Motherboard. Because this requires opening the computer case, we advise you to contact your PC manufacturer or System administrator for specific instructions.
  2. To send WOL packets from remote networks, the routers must be configured to allow directed broadcasts. We advise you to contact your ISP or System administrator for specific instructions.

3. Operating System Settings

Applies to Windows 8 or above

  1. Go to Device Manager (Start>Run>devmgmt.msc)
  2. Check for the NetworkAdapters list and open the properties of the specific Adapter.
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  3. Go to PowerManagement tab.
  4. Ensure the option ‘Allow this device to wake the computer’ is checked.
  5. Ensure the option ‘only allow magic packets to wake this computer’ is unchecked.
  6. Go to advanced tab.
  7. In the property list search for ‘Wake on Magic Packet’ and ‘Shutdown wake on LAN’ and Enable those properties.
  8. Click OK and close the Device Manager.
  9. Open Control PanelPower Options
  10. From the left side menu, select ‘Choose what the power buttons do’
  11. Select ‘Change settings that are currently available.’
  12. Scroll down and uncheck the option ‘Turn on fast start up (Recommended)’
  13. Save changes and exit the window.