Wake up is an Agent Browser utility that uses the Wake-on-LAN Magic packet to wake up devices. Wake up requires an online device with a PCSM agent on the same subnet as the devices to wake up.
How do I wake up devices?
- Login to the Agent Browser.
- Select a device from the profile to use as the Waking up device.
- Click on either Tools > Wake up or click the Wake up icon.
- The Wake up window will now be open and display all of the offline devices in the profile.
- Select the devices that require waking and click the Wake up button.
- What is Wake on LAN?
Wake-on-LAN is an industry standard protocol for waking computers up from a sleep power mode remotely.
- How can I check Wake on LAN is enabled?
There are a few areas to check and troubleshooting methods to undergo. These are:
- Check in the BIOS if the Wake on LAN is enabled, this is “usually” under a Power or Advanced menu depending on BIOS version.
- Check UDP ports 7 and 9 are enabled as these are used by “Magic Packets”.
- Under Settings >> Control Panel >> System >> Hardware, check the Device Manager. Select Network adapters >> NIC being used >> Advanced > Wake on Magic Packet > Value Enabled.
- I have tried to run the Wake on LAN application yet the machine isn't waking up.
To test if this is an issue with the machine, there are a few free-ware applications available on the web. An example of this is SolarWinds; this will ask for the MAC address and IP of the target device and then send the magic packets to wake the machine up.
- Can I wake up the machine if it's in hibernation?
Yes this is possible, providing the machine has been set up/configured correctly as shown in the second question above.