Configure Wake-On LAN for Intel® NUC, Intel® Compute Sticks, and Intel® Compute Cards

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Install & Setup

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02/13/2020

Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is a hardware/software solution that wakes up your computer remotely from a low power mode or off mode. The computer must have an Internet connection and be plugged in to power for WoL to work.

Wake-on-LAN can be configured to use Ethernet or Wireless.

Note
  • Not all devices support Wireless Wake-on-LAN.
  • Devices that do support Wireless Wake-on-LAN only support wake from system sleep states S3 or S4.

For WoL to function, your computer's BIOS and operating system need to be setup correctly.

Click or the topic for details:

Enable Wired Wake-on-LAN in the BIOS
  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Select Advanced, then select the Power menu.
  3. Within Secondary Power Settings check to make sure Wake-on-LAN from S4/S5 is set to: Power On - Normal Boot (this is the default setting).
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  4. Press F10 to save and exit the BIOS Setup.
Configure Wired Wake-on-LAN in Windows® 10
  1. Open Device Manager by selecting the Windows button and typing, Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Network Adapters section and double-click the desired Ethernet adapter.
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  3. Select the Power Management tab.
  4. Select Wake on Magic Packet and any other desired options within the Wake on LAN section.
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  5. Click OK.

 

Enable Wireless Wake-on-LAN in the BIOS
  1. Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Select Advanced, then select the Power menu.
  3. Within Secondary Power Settings check to make sure Wake-on-WLAN and BT Enable to Enabled (this is the default setting).
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  4. Press F10 to save and exit the BIOS Setup.
Configure Wireless Wake-on-LAN in Windows® 10
  1. Open Device Manager by selecting the Windows button and typing, Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Network Adapters section and double-click the Wireless device.
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  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Make sure Wake on Magic Packet is enabled (this is the default setting).
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  5. Select the Power Management tab.
  6. Select Allow this device to wake the computer and any other desired options.
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  7. Click OK.

If the Intel NUC won't Wake on LAN after completing the steps detailed above, try disabling Fast Startup in Windows:

  1. Type Power Options in the Search bar.
  2. Select Choose what the power buttons do.
  3. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  4. Uncheck Turn on fast startup in the Shutdown settings section.
  5. Click Save changes.

 

Related topics
More information about Wake-on-LAN
More information about system sleep states