Wake on LAN is a feature where one can send a broadcast over the network to boot a machine.

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Wake-on-LAN Not Working

My company runs a Dell Precision T7500 (running Ubuntu) as a server and I cannot get WoL to work. WoL is enabled in the BIOS. Both settings (Enable and Enable with NIC boot) have been tried. Per ...
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Why does a Wake-On-LAN packet contain 16 duplications of the target MAC address?

From the Wireshark webpage: The Target MAC block contains 16 duplications of the IEEE address of the target, with no breaks or interruptions. Is there any specific reason for the 16 ...
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Wake up a client computer from Windows Server

I have a handful of workstations and a Windows Server 2008 R2 in the same LAN. The workstations show up in the server's Active Directory. Is there a way to wake them up manually from the server when ...
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LogMeIn mess my wake-on-link?

I have windows 8.1 64 bit with an on-board network card (LAN: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver for Windows 8.1*) Now - please notice : I have created an Acronis IMG right after installing ...
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Wake up a remote computer connected behind a router [closed]

I want to switch on a remote computer running debian linux connected behind a wireless router through LAN with my laptop which is connected to the router over a wireless connection. I have wakeonlan ...
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WOL doesn't work if set to anything other than `a` but this setting makes it boot all the time

I manage a small "cluster" of 4 Xeon machines with Intel boards in my lab. They are all plugged to a 5-port 3-Com switch with static IP addresses like 10.0.0.x. They are all running OpenSuse 11.4 and ...
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Dell PowerEdge 750 (Wake-On-Lan)

How do I make (WOL) Wake-On-Lan work ? I've tried everything now, all I see is green blinking power light when server is off. There is no additional options for "Wake On Lan" or power state. Any ideas ...
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Command only working when put directly in command prompt, not in batch file

On my SBS 2011 I have a batch file called wakeup-nas.bat, with the following contents: wol.exe 5475e0d59ffa wol.exe is an executable for sending wake on lan packets. It is in the same directory as ...
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wake-on-lan (wol) a server with full-disk encryption

I have a server installed with zentyal 3.0.2 (based on ubuntu 12.04.2) with full-disk encryption. While I successfully send the WOL packet and turn on the server, the boot process does not complete ...
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Resume by RTC to guarantee software updates

I am maintaining around 100 user workstations with various software and operating systems. I use a WSUS Server for Windows updates and I have a set of custom scripts for other software. WSUS will ...
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Wake on Lan (WOL) stopped working

My wake on lan stopped working for no apaprent reason. I installed wireshark and from another machine sent a magic packet to the target computer and I could see the packet was coming through. ...
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Wake-on-lan to trigger virtual-machine with kvm and libvirt

I'm doing virtualization with KVM and managing via the Libvirt daemon. How do I start a virtual machine via wake-on-lan?
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Send Magic packet from Fortinet Firewall

Is it possible to send a magic packet (WOL) from a fortinet firewall? I read the manual but couldn't find anything, just wondering if anyone achieved something similar. I'm connecting through an ...
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Wake OSX 10.8 over WiFi (WoWL - Wake on WiFi Lan)

I have a stack of Apple Mac minis running SSH servers for remote login. The problem is that I can't seem to get them to wake up. From what I gathered, as of Mac OSX 10.7 you required to have a boot ...
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Magic packet (Wake up on LAN) not send from Realtek RTL8111E (windows)

Trying to send magic packet from NIC Realtek RTL8111E on Motherboard MSi B75MA-P45 (using wol.exe) and nothing. Server does not wake up but magic packet from other PC, with other NIC (using wol.exe) ...
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Wake On Lan only works on first boot, not sequent ones [closed]

I have converted my old Dell Latitude D410 laptop to a server for tinkering. It is running an updated Debian Squeeze (6) with a Xen enabled kernel (I want to toy with virtual machines later on). I am ...
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Intel 82579LM Gbit Ethernet Controller - magic packet (WOL) right after ping is not working

I am experiencing a very annoying and mysterious behavior when sending magic packets (for Wake On LAN) shortly after pinging an Intel 82579LM GigaBit Ethernet Controller (the onboard ethernet ...
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Wake On Lan server for a local network - looking for software [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that let me register computers on a network (probably taking them from an LDAP database, that would be gorgeus), and then by using a web interface, wake them by sending a WOL ...
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IPMI - is it possible to boot a server

Is it possible to use IPMI to boot a cPCI server with a backplane? (in a similar fashion to Wake-on-LAN)?
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Wake on LAN for Microsoft Security Essentials? [closed]

Is it possible to have an iMac (running Windows 7 via BootCamp) to Wake on LAN overnight and run a Microsoft Security Essentials scan?
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Wake on lan hosts file

Is there any such thing as a file linking MAC addresses to IP addresses / DNS names for use with wakeonlan on Linux? Something like this: $ cat /etc/machosts 00:1f:d0:34:e0:ea 192.168.0.5 ...
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Wake on Lan (WOL)

I'm trying to do a WOL for my Xenserver in my lab environment. However I am not able to do it. I have enable the BIOS settings of the physical server, and from what I can see, even when the server is ...
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Why WakeOnLAN frames are sent to broadcast

I'm trying to figure out why wake on lan frames, in the simplest form, are designeted to the ethernet broadcast address (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF) and not to the address of the machine to be powered on. ...
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Remote Power On and IPMI Poweredge 2950

I have a poweredge 2950 server with a drac card that supports ipmi that i have set to share the connection with one of the nics but has a separate ip address. It is running esxi as the os and I was ...
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Automatic wake on LAN in Linux when accessing remote filesystem

I have a small server which runs Ubuntu, running webserver and other things, and as such is on 24/7. It also serves as our file server for the majority of frequently used files, serving files through ...
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WOL not working with two NIC's

We have recently moved from a windows 2003 server to an 08 R2. Running the program from the command line says that the magic packet has successfully been sent but it never actually reached the ...
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Ubuntu: Multiple NICs, one used only for Wake-On-LAN

This is similar to some other questions, but I have a specific need which is not covered in the other questions. I have an Ubuntu server (11.10) with two NICs. One is built into the motherboard and ...
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Is it possible to wake a computer connected directly to its NIC?

If two computers are connected by ethernet directly (ie, with no router between them) can one computer wake the other using the magic packet? I ask because it's not working for me and I'm not getting ...
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Sleep/Suspend and WOL on FreeNAS

I am trying to figure out how to get FreeNAS 8 to sleep when inactive and, ideally, wake on lan activity (or, less ideally, wake on a WOL magic packet). However, as I've tried to search for ...
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Wake On LAN with ubuntu causing constant reboots

I have configured WOL on my Asus E35M-pro. But I have some very weird side affects : Wake on LAN causes GRUB to have no countdown timer when activated unless I use update-grub When I shut the ...
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wakeup on lan support

I am looking to setup WOL on a set of servers. These are Dell PowerEdge R210 servers running Centos 6.0. I searched the BIOS and I couldnt find the WOL option. My power management in BIOS has only ...
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Router which actually supports wake on internet [closed]

I am looking to a router (ADSL, Wireless N) which will support Wake On Wan/Internet (via a Magic packet from a computer external from the network)? I do not mind if it has native support or has to be ...
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Wake on lan can public “random person” wake up my web server to view web page

Can i use Wake on Lan on a web server that is a sleep but when the public wants to view my web site it wakes the server up? As this is what i thought it was and was getting very excited but all i ...
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Can Wake on LAN work on VPN connection?

Is it true that we can’t allow any machine to sleep that may need to be accessed var a VPN connection? (I am asking this on server fault as it is as much about VPN servers as about the end user PCs ...
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Wake on LAN over different subnets

I have 3 IP blocks and 3 Cisco Switches. Each switch has its own IP block - 10.45.100.0/24, 10.45.101.0/24 and 10.45.102.0/24 I have got a PC on 10.45.100.0/24 block. I can wake up whole computers ...
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“Allow this device to wake the computer” option disabled

Why in our new Dell R515 Rack Server the Broadcom BCM5716C NetXtreme II GigE device has the "Allow this device to wake the computer" option always disabled? We have enabled hibernation and need to ...
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Passing Wake On LAN traffic across subnets with Dell PowerConnect 62xx

I am working on an SCCM project that requires powering on computers in the middle of the night to run updates. SCCM can send the WoL packets, but I am struggling to figure out how to pass this across ...
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Can I use wake on lan with VMWare ESXi guests?

I know that I can start the guests from the vmware management interface (vSphere?). Is wol working for the guests?
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Event Log “Wake Source” when system wakes from sleep

So I've been troubleshooting sleep timers for our systems and have run across an interesting issue. I need a way to report how long a system was awake after a number of different inputs. Now, I've ...
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Cannot enable WOL in Ubuntu using ethtool

I'm trying to build a linux box that will run without a monitor or keyboard, runs Ubuntu server, will go into suspend after a certain amount of time and is able to be woken up through network ...
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How to forward UDP Wake-on-Lan port to broadcast IP with IPTABLES?

I'm trying to setup Wake-on-Lan for some of the LAN computers at home and it seems that I need to open a UDP port (7 or 9 being the most common) and forward all requests to the broadcast IP, which in ...
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ethtool, WOL: What does “wake on physical activity” actually mean and (how) can I use it?

I fighting with the WOL settings of my Ubuntu box at the moment. The idea is to have an HTTP/SVN server to sleep while it's unused and wake up when it's accessed. So far, wake-on-LAN works and is ...
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Wake on LAN Problem

I'm working to get wake on lan (wol) working so that we can do some power management at my workplace. I've enabled WOL on a test laptop running Win 7 x64 and put it to sleep and hibernate both with no ...
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Does wake-on LAN/WOL depend on hardware or the operating system?

Does wake-on LAN/WOL depend on hardware or the operating system? Or both? How does one send a command to wake up a machine if it is supported (say a Fedora server)?
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Wake On Lan doesn't work after some time, how do I solve this?

Last week I installed Ubuntu and tried to get it to boot with Wake On Lan. I rerouted all incoming packets at port 9 to the server. When it's the magic packet the server will boot. All went well ...
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Wake on Lan for Dell Poweredge 2950?

I'm looking into the possibility of using Wake On Lan for a machine used in a test lab to run VMs. It doesn't really need to be on all the time, so it would be nice to be able to power it down when ...
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Wake all sleeping machines on subnet

Our company just migrated to Windows 7 and decided to use the included "balanced" power plan. The main problem with this is that I use powershell to do remote management and sleeping machines don't ...
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Use wakeonlan by hostname rather than MAC/IP

I'm setting up a cluster and can wake up individual machines with the command wakeonlan -i 192.168.1.255 [MAC Address] I'd like to be able to do this by hostname instead of MAC, but the config ...
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How to enable suspend mode on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box?

I want to use Wake-On-LAN for my two office machines, both of which run Windows 2008 Server R2 (for Hyper-V), but it seems the Server SKU doesn't offer a suspend option anyway. I'm sure it's just a ...
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How to boot up Windows Server 2003 remotely using Wake On LAN?

I'm planning to get my Windows Server 2003 box to boot up using Wake on LAN (WOL), and have a few questions before diving in: Is WOL a feature of Windows, or of the BIOS and network card, or both? ...