How to Enable Wake-On-LAN in Windows PC

Do you want to switch on your Windows PC without pressing the power button? Then you can use the Wake-on-LAN which helps you turn on your computer remotely. Here’s how to enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows PC.

Steps to enable Wake-on-LAN from BIOS or UEFI

•    You will get the Setup button on the initial key.

•    If you don’t find it, click on the F keys such as F2, F4, F6, F8 keys.

•    Otherwise, press on the Delete button provided on the system keyboard.

•    Wait until you get the BIOS settings on the screen.

•    You can get a particular key online, which depends on the motherboard manufacturer.

•    In case you have a new computer configuration, then go to the UEFI BIOS.

•    The easiest way to complete this procedure is mentioned below:

1.    Open the Settings application.

2.    Click on the Update and Security option.

3.   After that, click on the Recovery option.

4.    Press on the Advanced startup option.

5.    Click on the Restart Now option.

6.    Press on the Troubleshoot option.

7.    Click on the Advanced options button.

8.    Press on the UEFI Firmware Settings tab.

9.    After going to the BIOS or UEFI menu list, go below the Power Management option.

10.    Press on the Advanced Options button

11.    Click on the Power on by PCI-E option.

Steps to enable Wake-on-LAN from Windows

•    Click on the Windows and R keys together.

•    It will open the Run pop-up box.

•    Enter ‘devmgmt.msc’ in the given box.

•    Select the Properties option.

•    It will open the Advanced option.

•    Click on the Advanced option.

•    This option is located in the Properties menu.

•    Choose the Wake on Magic Packet option.

•    It is given on the Property window.

•    Now, it gets turned on.

•   Then, go to the Power Management menu.

•    Ensure that the boxer is linked with the Allow this device to wake the computer and Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer options.

•    Press on the Ok button.

•    For Mac, turn on the Wake-on LAN by visiting the System Preferences menu.

•    Select the Energy Saver option.

•    Turn on the box near to the Wake for Network Access option.

Steps to Fetch the Important Details

•    Click on the Windows and R keys together.

•    It will launch the Run prompt box.

•    Enter “cmd” in the provided field.

•    After that, click on the Enter option.

•    It will launch the Command Prompt on the screen.

•    Enter the below-mentioned command for fetching the important details:

                              ipconfig /all

•    You have to type the command in the Command Prompt window.

•    After going to the results, go down to the network adapter.

•    Find the Physical Address and IPv4 Address option.

•    Now, you can enable the Wake-on-LAN in Windows PC.

Emily Williams  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Enne has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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