How To Use Anydesk Wake On Lan

Wake-on-LAN has many advantages for companies and employees. The feature facilitates unattended operation of devices, for example. If machines are operated remotely via unattended access but accidentally shut down or require a reboot, this isn’t a big deal. You don’t need to send someone else to turn the machine back on, as Wake-on-LAN can do the job for you.

It also allows employees to leave heavy enterprise-grade equipment at the office, as they can remotely power on their workstations. This is useful when staff want to finish a project from home after business hours, for example, but the device at the office has already been turned off. With a professional remote access tool that provides Wake-on-LAN features, powered off devices will not negatively affect remote work or remote support in any way.

How to set up Wake On Lan in Windows 10/11

To activate the Wake On LAN feature on your Windows 10/11 PC, please do the following:

First, you will need to enable Wake On LAN from the BIOS menu:

Assign your computer a static IP

Your computer must be able to receive a magic packet on port 9 in order to wake up. To do this, your router must be configured to always send Magic Packets (on port 9) to your computer. To do this, your computer needs to always have the same IP address. If you have a typical home setup, chances are your router is configured with DHCP and is dynamically (randomly) assigning an IP address to your computer. That means if you have a couple of devices around your house (which you probably do), your computer’s IP address will change from time to time. This won’t work, so we’ll set it up so that your PC always has the same address by setting it to static. First, you need to determine what your new static address will be, and to do that, you’ll first need to look at your current IP.

There are many ways to determine your computer’s IP address, so use the method you are comfortable with. If you are not sure how to follow the steps below:

Using etherwake

To wake up a PC simply use:

The interface (-i) is specified to press the magic package through a correct interface. We want to force it through eth0 instead of wlan0.

Can WOL be used from an Android smartphone to activate a Mac or PC?

Yes, Android phones can also wake up Macs (or Windows PCs) using the same Wake On LAN protocol, so if you don’t have an iPhone, don’t worry. The initial OS X side setup is the same, but you obviously need to use an Android app to wake up the Mac and complete the second set of steps. The Fing app is also available for free for Android users, it can be downloaded from the Google Play store, which would make setup pretty much identical to the steps above, or you can use something called Mafro WakeOnLan, and it’s also free to use with a slightly different interface.

And the optional configuration that is available through the NetStatus app allows you to use Wake On LAN over the wider internet, this means you don’t need to be on the same wi-fi network for it to work beyond initial setup. This is done by setting the routers IP address and an open port forwarding to the Mac with WOL support; again, this is optional, and other free WOL apps may also support the feature, but you’ll have to check for yourself. Because this sometimes requires router configuration, it’s really beyond the scope of this article.

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