How to Enable Wake on LAN on Windows 11 and 10

Wake on LAN (WoL) is a specialised feature that is rarely used, but it’s a cool technique to remotely start your computer. Your Windows 11 or 10 computer can be started from your local network, and TeamViewer or another remote desktop programme can be used to enable Unattended Access. With voice command capability, Wake on LAN makes things a little more frictionless if you’re a smart home aficionado. In order to enable Wake on LAN on Windows 11 or 10, then, simply follow our tutorial and set it up.

Enable Wake on LAN on Windows 11 and Windows 10 (2021)

In this article, we’ve covered how to enable Wake on LAN on Windows 11 and 10 computers as well as an explanation of what WoL is. Before reading the detailed instructions, you can read the succinct explanation below.

What is Wake on LAN (WoL) in Windows 10/ 11?

As I already explained, Wake on LAN enables remote PC activation and deactivation. It notifies the BIOS to switch on the PC by sending a magic packet via the Ethernet port. You must use a wired Ethernet cable to connect your PC to the router in order to activate the Wake on LAN feature. Sadly, you can’t use this feature if your laptop does not have an Ethernet port.

Wake on LAN has recently been quite useful in smart home installations. For instance, you can use Google Assistant or Alexa to build up a custom voice command to turn on your computer. In addition, it enables remote access to your PC from anywhere in the world. However, it is crucial that you have appropriately setup and set up remote desktop software.

Wake on LAN can be a nice feature addition if you enjoy computer tinkering and want remote access to your Windows 10 or 11 PC. Check out the procedures for turning on Wake on LAN on your Windows computer after that.

Turn on Wake on LAN (WoL) on Your Windows 11/ 10 PC

Note: Although we’ll show you how to activate Wake on LAN on a Windows 11 machine, the procedures are the same on a Windows 10 computer as well.

1. You must activate Wake on LAN from the BIOS/UEFI panel before enabling it. To achieve this, you must press the BIOS key, which varies depending on the computer, to bring up the BIOS/UEFI panel. Usually, it’s the F10, F2, Del, or Esc keys, but if those don’t work, search online for the motherboard’s or laptop’s unique boot key. You must press the BIOS key to access the BIOS/UEFI panel while your computer is loading up.

2. To find Wake on LAN, navigate to the Advanced or Power Management page after the BIOS has loaded. Try looking for it under other tabs if the option is missing. It must now be enabled, the configuration saved, and your PC restarted.

It should be noted that Wake on LAN (WoL) is also known as Power on via PCI-E/PCI and Onboard NIC, therefore your Windows 10 or 11 computer may also offer these names for the capability.

3. Use the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut Windows + X to launch Device Manager after logging onto your Windows 11 or 10 computer.

4. Find your PCIe/ Ethernet controller by expanding the Network Adapters menu in this window. When you right-click on it, choose Properties.

5. After that, go to the Power Management page and tick every box. Make sure the boxes for “Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer” and “Allow this device to wake the computer” are checked.

6. After that, select the Advanced tab and scroll through the Property window’s list of choices. Find the option that says “Wake on Magic Packet” and select it from the Value drop-down menu. To save the changes, click OK at the end.

7. Restart your computer, and you’re done! On your Windows 11/ 10 machine, Wake on LAN has been successfully configured. You can now installWolOn(Free, in-app purchases start at $1.99)on your Android smartphone and theWake Me Up Wake-on-LAN(Free)app on your iPhone to turn on your PC remotely. When using Wake on LAN on your Windows 11/ 10 machine, the WolOn Android app also offers Unattended Access.

Turn On Your Windows 11/ 10 PC With Wake on LAN Remotely

So that’s how you can enable Wake on LAN on a machine running Windows 11 or 10. You can turn on and off your computer from your local network once you enable this function. Wake on LAN offers a variety of features, including the ability to start the PC using voice commands to activate Alexa or Google Assistant on your smartphone. That’s all we have to say, though. Follow our comprehensive tutorial to learn how to utilise Google Assistant on Windows 10 and 11. Also, let us know in the comments section below if you have any queries.