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Configuring Wake-On LAN for Intel® Desktop Boards


Last Reviewed: 02-Feb-2016
Article ID: 000006002

Wake-on-LAN is a hardware/software solution allowing a computer to be woken up remotely. A computer that has an Internet connection and is Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) compliant can be turned on remotely from anywhere in the world.

Wake-on-LAN must be enabled in the desktop board BIOS and then configured in the operating system.

To enable Wake-on-LAN in the BIOS:

  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Go to the Power menu.
  3. Set Wake-on-LAN to Power On.
  4. Press F10 to save and exit the BIOS Setup.

To configure Wake-on-LAN in Windows 8* or Windows 7*:

  1. Go to Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Network Adapters section.
  3. Right-click the adapter in use and click Properties.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Select Wake on Magic Packet from the Property list.
  6. Expand the Value section and select Enabled.
  7. Click Power Management tab.
  8. Select the check box for Allow this device to wake the computer.
  9. Click OK.

To configure Wake-on-LAN in Windows XP*:

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click System.
  3. Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
  4. Expand the Network Adapters section.
  5. Right-click on your adapter and select Properties.
  6. Click the Advanced tab.
  7. Select Wake-on-LAN Options and click Properties. Set the following:
    • Enable PME: set to Enabled
    • Wake on Settings: set to Wake on Magic Packet

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