How to Configure Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

Updated on February 4, 2016
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Wake-on-LAN (WOL): It is a feature for remotely waking up computers. Wake-on-LAN enabled computer listens for a magic packet containing its MAC address so that you can send magic packets that will wake up computer over the LAN or Internet.

In this article I will cover whole steps to configure Wake-on-LAN (WOL) in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1.

Steps to Configure Wake-on-LAN on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

1. First, you must enable Wake-on-LAN feature in the BIOS if you have integrated Ethernet network adapter. For Asus mainboards, it is located at Advanced –> APM–> Power On By PCI-E/PCI. If you do not see this option in your BIOS, check motherboard vendor manual to see if it supports Wake-on-LAN feature.

Enable Wake on LAN in Asus BIOS

2. Login to your windows 10 or windows 8.1 computer and open Device Manager by pressing Win + X and click Device Manager.

How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

3. In Device Manager, expand Network Adapters  section and locate yor network adapter, right click it and choose properties. It will display the network adapter’s properties.

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How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

4. In the Network Adapter’s properties, go to Advanced tab and locate the network adapter’s option called Wake on Magic Packet. Set it to Enabled as shown below.

How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

5. Go to the Power Management tab, and check the settings, Allow this device to wake the computer and Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer must be checked as shown below.

How to Enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

Now, Wake-on-LAN feature should be working on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer. You can use the comments below if you have any questions. I hope this article is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it.