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Wake on LAN is a feature of Dell System which lets you start your personal computer using a signal over your local Network. In this article, you will learn which settings in the systems BIOS and the Network driver you must setup to use the Wake on LAN (WoL) feature and how to wake up the System once WoL is configured.
To use Wake on LAN, you must prepare your System first and the computer has to meet some prerequisites:
In order to use the Wake on LAN feature, you must set some settings within the systems BIOS. To do so, follow these steps:
Back in Windows, you have to set up Wake on LAN in your Network Card Driver. Please follow these steps to do so:
First, you should check if all Settings are done correctly. Shut down the computer and check if the Network LEDs are still on. If so, the settings are fine and you can use WoL.
In this example, we will use the wol.exe, but you are free to use any of the plenty Wake on LAN tools available.
Please choose the Wake on LAN tool that suits your needs and download it. You can find plenty of them in a Websearch like Bing or Google.
To configure your Wake on LAN Tool follow these steps (steps may vary on other tools):
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