Questions tagged [wake-on-lan]

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

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WoL stopped working

My initial plan was to have 2 Qotom boxes running pfSense to shutdown when UPS is running low on juice in case of a power cut. Then a Pi will be connected on the main power and it will boot up when ...
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broken WoL with vanilla kernel on Debian

I'm on Debian Buster/Sid, but I like to compile new vanilla kernels myself, just to try them out. However I face a recurring problem: if I use a Debian packaged kernel, Wake On Lan works correctly and ...
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Wakeonlan doesnt work when I send it from router

I have a network connected to internet via linux box that does routing. Router has two interfaces: eth1: connection to internet eth2: lan In lan I have two machines: workstation target All ...
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Re-enable S5WakeOnLan setting for Realtek NIC driver that's disabled and hidden by inf file

To be able to wake up a PC from the S5 'shut down' state, the OS has to prepare the NIC during system shutdown. For Realtek NICs, this is done by the "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller" driver, but ...
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Window 2008 Server R2 wakeup on network access

I have a Windows 2008 R2 standard Server. I want the server go to sleep when the server does not accessed by other machine for a period of time, say 10 min., then go to sleep mode. However, once a ...
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How to deal with race condition on Network Boot

I have a remote container filled with many PXE booted computers connected to an on site tftp/dhcp server. If there is a power outage, the server machine takes ages to boot and the PXE booted machines ...
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Wake on LAN timing out when left overnight

I have a direct ethernet connection between a Windows 10 PC and a Raspberry Pi. I have the Pi set up as a server that I can hop onto and run a script that will run Etherwake, a command line Wake on ...
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Ethernet switch forgets me too soon

My workstation is connected to one of the corporate ethernet switches. There are multiple VLANs. ipv4 broadcast and ipv6 FF02::1 only work within current VLAN. I have enabled wake on lan and waking ...
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Enabling WOL on HP Proliant

HP Proliant dl360 g7. Two Broadcom NICs teamed LACP using Windows Server 2012 built-in teaming utility. BIOS setting to "enable WOL" is set to enabled. No "Power Management" tab exists in the (...
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How to disable Fast Startup using a Group Policy?

Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 has this feature called "Fast Startup" (or "fast boot", "hybrid statup", "hybrid shutdown", and so on...) which doesn't actually shut down the computer when you tell it to do so, ...
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Is it possible to WOL via OpenVPN?

I am trying to find a way to turn on my work PCs remotely via OpenVPN. The PCs are connected to a router which is on the subnet of another router owned by the people who manage our building. When the ...
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Automatically start an AWS EC2 instance from network request (wake-on-LAN)

I'd like to start an EC2 instance on-demand, and to take it down when it is idle for some period of time (e.g. no network activity for >= 1 hour), but I can't tell what a standard way of doing this in ...
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How can I tell whether the system booted because of Wake-on-LAN (WoL) or because of the power button?

In Windows 10, I would like to know how I can tell in a script whether the system booted because it was turned on by receiving a Wake-on-LAN (WoL) packet, or because it was turned on because of ...
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How can I script the shutdown of a host by a remote server when rsync completes and no users are logged in?

This is what I have so far. This script would run on a Network Services host that does things like DHCP etc... and in this instance should be waking and sleeping computers for backup. #!/bin/bash ##...
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Remote WOL over CISCO/FW not Forwarding

I'm trying to accomplish a Wake-on-LAN by triggering the two servers' public IP addresses. Internally, the WOL works like a charm (by either the internal or external IP), externally however, it does ...
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Wake-on-LAN: Unicast is not working. Why?

I am facing a strange problem while setting up wake-on-LAN in our company network. The following is true for the workstation to be waked-up: WOL is enabled in the BIOS and in the settings of the ...
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lxc / docker wake on lan?

Has anyone successfully implemented "wake on LAN" functionality in a linux container? In my setup each client has his own container for a vpn, but I only want the container to "boot up" when the ...
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ESXi Wake on LAN single host [closed]

I have a single esxi host I want to use WOL (wake on lan) to remotely power on. I do not have a vcenter server setup. Everything i've read says you have to have a Vcenter server and Vmotion setup to ...
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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 duplications?
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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 it via the Libvirt daemon. How do I configure Libvirt or KVM to listen for Wake-On-Lan packets sent the the Virtual Machine's NIC's MAC address and to ...
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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 00:1f:d0:34:...
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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 i)...
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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 ...