How to Turn on your Computer using Android Wake On Lan | WOL

How to Turn on your Computer using Android Wake On Lan | WOL


Hello guys in this video I’m going to be
showing how to turn on your PC remotely from your smartphone or tablet from shutdown in
Windows 10. This is done using a feature called Wake on Lan and what it does is that it sends
a “magic” packet to your computer’s Ethernet port in order to wake it turn it
on. So what we need to do is enable the PC to listen for a “magic” packet.
The steps are divided into three sections. The first being the BIOS / UEFI configuration,
the second being the Windows 10 configuration and the third being the smartphone side configuration.
Please keep in mind that this only works if you have both devices connected to the same
network and that your PC supports this feature. Also please make sure you have the correct
drivers installed for your network card or it will otherwise won’t work. So with this
out of the way let’s begin! First turn on your PC and keep pressing the
Delete key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS. Please keep in mind that your PC may enter
the BIOS settings using a deferent key such as the F2 key.
My motherboard has UEFI so I will be demonstrating how to set this up in the UEFI settings, although
this is similar to BIOS as well. The setting we need to change here, is to
enable the Ethernet port to turn on the PC. If you have a dedicated Ethernet card the
setting is “Power on by PCIE” or if it’s an on board Ethernet card the setting is “Power
on by PCI”. First you need to go in the advanced settings
tab and click on the APM option. Now you should enable Power on by PCI and click on the exit
button. Click on save changes and reset to restart your PC into Windows.
Now for the second part. Before you continue with this part, make sure you have downloaded
and installed the drivers intended for your Ethernet adaptor, as the one downloaded by
Windows update will not work. Right click on This PC and click on manage.
The windows management console will popup. Click on Device Management and double click
on the Network adapters. Find the adapter you are using and double click it.
Depending on the brand of your adapter, the menus will defer but the process is still
the same. Click the Power Management tab and tick the Wake on Magic Packet and Wake on
Magic Packet from power off state options. Now click OK and exit the Computer Management
Window. Open the Control Panel, click on System and
Security and click on the Power Options. Now click on Choose what the power buttons do
and click on change settings that are currently unavailable. Make sure you untick the Turn
on fast start-up option otherwise this won’t work.
The next step, is to make your IP address static. The reason we need to do this is to
keep your computer from changing its IP address automatically, which will render the feature
unusable. You do this by going to the Network icon at the bottom right of your desktop,
right click it and click Open network and sharing centre.
Now click on change adapter settings, find your adapter, right click it and click on
Status and then on details. Note down the IP address, the subnet mask, the default gateway
and DNS server and click on close twice to exit.
Now right click on the Ethernet adapter again and click on Properties. In the window that
pops up double click on Internet protocol version 4, enter the information you noted
down earlier, click Ok twice and exit the network connections and network and sharing
centre windows. Now you need to go to your router by typing
its IP address in your browser’s URL. My case is 192.168.10.254. In this step, we will
be adding port 9 to port forwarding, in order for it to be open when we send a packet for
waking up the PC. Your router will probably be different than mine, so you have to find
out on your own how to port forward on your specific model.
Just to show you how it is done, I will be using my router as an example. The router
that I have is a Fritz! Box 7360. Click on Internet, and click on Permit Access. Click
on New Port Forwarding to add a new port. From the “Port forwarding enabled for”
option select other applications. In the name add WOL 1, select the computer you wish to
port forward and enter 9 in all the port sections. Now, you need to do the same again for the
UDP protocol as shown and enter WOL 2 in the name.
Now the biggest and hardest part has been done! All you need to do now, is configure
the android device which wakes up the PC. For the third and last step, connect to the
router your PC is on using your smartphone, via Wi-Fi and Open the Google Play Store.
In the search bar enter Wake On Lan
and install the one from Reinhard Alischer, which is the one I found to work.
Once installed, open the app and tap on the plus icon. Now enter a name for your PC and
type in the IP address you noted down earlier. Tap on save and turn off your PC. If you have
configured everything correctly, once you tap on your computer’s name the PC should
turn on! I hope you liked this video, as it took a
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videos, please use the comment section bellow. See ya next time!

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