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howtos:network_services:wol [2013/07/02 09:07 (UTC)]
fdonkers [Sources]
howtos:network_services:wol [2018/03/03 21:55 (UTC)] (current)
bifferos [Wake-on-LAN] Many laptops (in my experience) don't have this.
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 Wake-on-LAN (or WOL) is a standard by which a machine can be powered on remotely via a network connection. This is done by sending a so-called //magic packet// to the network card of the remote machine. When properly configured, the remote machine will then boot.  Wake-on-LAN (or WOL) is a standard by which a machine can be powered on remotely via a network connection. This is done by sending a so-called //magic packet// to the network card of the remote machine. When properly configured, the remote machine will then boot. 
  
-<​note>​ Most recent computers support this, but it will likely be switched off by default. On very old machines, you may need to run a special cable from the network card to the motherboard.</​note>​+<​note>​ Most recent ​desktop ​computers support this, but it will likely be switched off by default. On very old machines, you may need to run a special cable from the network card to the motherboard.</​note>​
  
 ===== Configure the BIOS ===== ===== Configure the BIOS =====

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