How To Use Wake On Lan Anydesk

Those of us who work in a hybrid workforce probably have a personal work device and a separate dedicated computer that is kept in the office.

While apparently convenient for working onsite, this creates potential problems when working remotely. For example, if you are working from home or in a remote location but suddenly need to access files on your office computer.

How to set up Wake on LAN

To set up Wake on LAN in Windows 10/11, do the following:

  1. Press Win key + X and click in Device Manager
  2. Expand the Network Adapters menu and find your PCIe/Ethernet controller. Right-click on it and select «Properties»
  3. Navigate to the Power Management tab and enable all the checkboxes. Make sure «wake computer» and «Allow only one magic packet to wake computer» are checked
  4. . After that, go to the Advanced tab. Scroll down the list of options under the properties windows. Find the «Wake on Magic Packet» option and enable it in the «Value» dropdown menu. Finally, click OK to save the changes
  5. Finally, restart your PC to enable Wake on LAN feature on your Windows 10/11 PC

What is Wake- on-Lan and how does it work?

Imagine that you can turn on another computer without physically sitting in front of it. This feature is called Wake-on-LAN, and it allows users to «wake up» devices in low-power states (such as sleep, hybrid, or power off) without anyone having to be present at the remote end to physically press the button. ignition.

If Wake-on-LAN is enabled on the remote computer, the device’s network interface adapter (NIC) is still powered and connected to the LAN, even though the machine is asleep. This allows the adapter to wait for a wakeup signal, a special network broadcast packet. When you want to turn on the remote device, you are sending this signal from your machine to the remote target computer that is in low power mode. The transmission is called a Magic Packet and contains the unique MAC address of the device you want to activate.

The good

Quick and easy setup: You don’t need to install AnyDesk on your machine to use the software. Just download the file and click on it to run the software in portable mode. You can also install the program to unlock more features, such as custom aliases.

Convenient Address Book: AnyDesk offers a nifty feature to manage your connected devices. The Address Book stores the IDs of all your connected devices. You can connect to registered devices with one click from your address book.

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