To use Wake on LAN, you must prepare your System first and the computer has to meet some prerequisites:
- Available Wake on LAN feature. You can check in your computer’s manual if WoL is available on your computer.
- Wake on LAN enabled Network Card
- Energy-Efficient Ethernet must be deactivated.
- Deep Sleep must be deactivated in BIOS if the option is present.
- System must be in S3, S4, or S5 state, this also depends on your computer model.
In order to use the Wake on LAN feature, you must set some settings within the systems BIOS. To do so, follow these steps:
- Restart the System and press the F2 key multiple times.
- In the computer BIOS, go to Power Management and Wake on LAN/WLAN.
- Activate the Option that you want to use.
NOTE: Please be aware that Wake on WLAN is not available on all computer models and in all System states.
- Go to Deep Sleep Control and disable the Option.
- Click Apply and Exit the BIOS.
Back in Windows, you have to set up Wake on LAN in your Network Card Driver. Please follow these steps to do so:
- Open the Device Manager. In Windows 10, you can right-click the Windows Button and choose Device Manager.
- Go to Network adapters and open the category.
- Right-click your LAN Controller and choose Properties.
- Open the tab Power Management.
- Ensure that the following boxes are checked: Allow this device to wake the computer, Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer.
- Now open the advanced tab and choose Energy-Efficient Ethernet.
NOTE: This option is not available for all computer models.
- Set this option to disabled.
- Click OK and close the Device Manager.
- Go to Control Panel then Hardware and Sound, Power Options and System Settings.
- At the top click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- At the bottom, clear Turn on fast startup.
- Click save changes.