Windows 10: Simple question about Wake On Lan

Discus and support Simple question about Wake On Lan in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm in the process of setting up a Wake On LAN setup using an older pc and an external hdd to be used for backups and such. My question is, do both... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:22 PM.

  1. Win User

    Simple question about Wake On Lan

    I'm in the process of setting up a Wake On LAN setup using an older pc and an external hdd to be used for backups and such. My question is, do both pc's have to be connected to a router by Ethernet cable? My original plan was to do it completely wireless, because stationed where I want to keep them there is no way to connect to an Ethernet cable. So when I first read there had to be a cable I thought it just meant the receiving pc. But I got to thinking maybe it was both pc's, if that's the case I'm out of luck, because I can get the receiving pc next to the router, but my main pc, I would have to get up and walk to the far end of the house to get to the router.

    Would there be a better way to set this up, so I could go wireless, and still do a sleeping receiver pc, until woke up by this pc. I mean even if I need to go ahead and keep the receiver here where I originally wanted to, and then have to get up and manually turn the receiver on and off, then do my data transfer, as long as I can establish a good network connection every time. I've had that problem before it worked good the first two or thee times, and then could not connect the pc's by network. They both showed parts of the network, but not each other so they would not connect, so no data transfer. I swear Windows 95 through W XP networking was easy, starting with w 7, networking hit a brick wall and still today trying to establish a network that reconnects every time the pc wakes up, is basically impossible..


  2. Wake On Lan Question


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Just to clarify, you are unable to wake the computer up using the Wake on LAN tool, is that right?

    You mentioned the "allow this device to wake the computer" option in device manager. Did you check that option and save the changes? If not, please do so and check again.

    Also, refer the help article below for steps to configure Wake on Wireless LAN.

    Click Here

    For more in depth information and support regarding this issue, I would suggest you to post your query in
    TechNet Forum. It will be
    better suited for the IT Pro audience on TechNet.

    If you have any Windows related queries in the future, let us know, we will be glad to help.
    Wungraileng Vashi, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:23 PM
  3. Korona165 Win User
    Wake On Lan Question

    I know how to set and work Wake Up On Lan and it works. My question is more about Wake Up On Lan in general. Is there anyway at all to use Wake Up On Lan over WiFi or dose it only work when the pc is connected to Lan(cable)? Is there any other way
    to wake the pc from Sleep Mode by my Router or something? Or is the only Wake Up On Lan by Cable only?

    I have to ask this then if you only can use Wake Up On Lan by using Cable only. How come in Device Manager and select my WiFi card and go to Power Management I have 3 setting 1: Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. 2: Allow this device
    to wake the computer. 3: Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer. The under the Advanced Tap I have options like this 1: ARP offload for WoWLAN. 2: GTK rekeying for WoWLAN. 3: NS offload for WoWLAN. 4: Sleep on WoWLAN Disconnect. 5: Wake on Magic Packet.
    6: Wake on Pattern Match. That’s all under my wireless card so how came Wake On Lan can’t be used over WiFi but I have all of the options? I can say over WiFi with my pc on and I use a Wake On Lan Tool to test if everything is setup right it passes and I can
    even put my pc to sleep using WiFi just can’t wake it.
  4. 95Viper Win User

    Simple question about Wake On Lan


Simple question about Wake On Lan

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