To successfully wake up a computer via Wake-on-LAN, ensure the following settings and hardware requirements are fulfilled:
After ensuring that our computer meets the above requirements, you can proceed with configuring your Windows machines for WOL.
Set up Windows
To wake up a computer via WOL, you should enable WOL in BIOS settings and configure network card.
To enable WOL in BIOS settings,
Note: If there is no option to enable Wake-on-LAN in BIOS setup, refer to the motherboard manual to ensure your computer supports Wake-on-LAN.
Configure Network Card
The network card must be configured in such a way that the power is supplied all the time.
To configure network card,
Note: The configuration steps may vary depending on the network card and operating system.
Configure Windows 8
In Windows 8 OS the standard shutdown procedure puts the computer into hybrid shutdown state as Windows 8 does not support Wake-on-LAN for this state. Hence we recommend you to deactivate the fast startup. Once fast startup has been deactivated, the computer will always be put into hibernate mode during shut down.
To deactivate the fast startup,