To empower Intelliware’s initiatives on reducing CO2 production by Hibernating workstations when possible, I present you a quick how-to on using Wake On Lan(WOL) feature to power the machines on remotely.
Necessity to Remote Desktop to a machine is no longer an excuse to keep it running extra hours.
To prepare your workstation to Wake on Lan:
- Know the machine’s MAC address(see below) and ip address
- Reboot into BIOS(by pressing F2 shortly after restart)
- Once in, proceed to “Power Management” branch and into “Remote Wake Up” page
- Press Enter to change settings, move the cursor to “On” and enter again to leave the window.
- Press Esc and choose “Save/Exit” as an option
- In Windows under Control Panel, open “Network Connections”
- Right click on your connection and open Properties
- Press “Configure…”, go to the “Advanced” tab, and under “Wake Up Capabilities” select an option that allows Magic Packet
- Press OK
- Reboot once for settings to take effect. (maybe optional, but recommended)
- Shut down or Hibernate
To wake the computer remotely using WOL – Magic Packet Sender:
- download WOL – Magic Packet Sender v1.5 from http://magicpacket.free.fr/ or copy it from ‘iwdbackupiwd_appsWOL Magic Packet SenderWakeOnLan.exe’ (note: it requires no installation, just run)
- download .NET Framework Version 2.0 from Microsoft Download Center or copy it from ‘iwdbackupiwd_appsWOL Magic Packet Senderdotnetfx.exe’
- Run WakeOnLan.exe
- Type hostname or an ip address of the sleeping workstation under “Host name” field
- Type the subnet mask, which is 255.255.252.0
- Type the MAC address of the machine to be waked (Note: to find the MAC address, see below)
- Leave the Protocol and Port setting as default
- Click “Send”
- Wait a little for machine to start and then you can access it.
Getting the MAC address of the pod you plan to wake:
- type ipconfig /all in command promt
if you want to do it remotely, type ping (ip address of the sleeping pod) and then arp -a in command prompt.