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Hello Kannon,

 

Is your computer connected to your router using WiFi or via Ethernet cable?

Did you create a port forward rule for your WOL port in your router?

Did you enable WOL (Wake On Lan) in your BIOS?

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Is your computer connected to your router using WiFi or via Ethernet cable?

My computer is connected to router using WiFi

Did you create a port forward rule for your WOL port in your router?

I don't know how to do this.

Did you enable WOL (Wake On Lan) in your BIOS?

I can't acces my BIOS :(

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Hello Kannon,

 

First of all you cannot wake up a computer that is connected to the Internet using WiFi because the WiFi network adapter is turned off when your computer shuts down. Only wired Ethernet network adapters stay on while your computer is offline which makes it possible to wake your computer via Wake On LAN.

To create a port forward you need to do the following:

  • Gain access to your router's configuration panel (Look at your network adapter's configuration and try opening in the browser the IP address you see in the Default Gateway or the DHCP Server fields.
  • Set your computer to use a Static IP Address (either you configure a DHCP reservation for the MAC address of your network adapter or you configure a static IP address in your network adapter make sure your IP address does not change).
  • Create a port forward rule (Some routers call it Port Mapping) that forwards connections from UDP port 9 to the UDP port 9 of the local IP address of your computer.

You need access to your BIOS to check that Wake On LAN is enabled for the wired network adapter!

 

Paul

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