To remotely turn on your PC over the internet, you will need to enable Wake-on-LAN (WoL) on your PC and router. WoL is a feature that allows you to turn on your PC from a remote location by sending a special packet to your PC’s network adapter.
To enable WoL on your PC, follow these steps:
- Open the Control Panel.
- Click on System and Security.
- Click on System.
- Click on the Advanced system settings link in the left-hand pane.
- Click on the Remote tab.
- Under the Remote Desktop section, check the box next to Allow Remote connections to this computer.
- If you want to be able to connect to your PC from a public network, check the box next to Allow connections from computers running other versions of Windows.
- Click on the OK button.
To enable WoL on your router, follow these steps:
- Log in to your router’s web interface.
- Look for a setting called “Wake-on-LAN” or “WoL”.
- Enable the setting and enter your PC’s MAC address.
- Save your changes and exit the web interface.
Once you have enabled WoL on your PC and router, you can use a WoL utility to turn on your PC from a remote location. There are many WoL utilities available, both free and paid.
To turn on your PC using a WoL utility, follow these steps:
- Download and install a WoL utility.
- Open the WoL utility and enter your PC’s MAC address.
- Click on the Wake Up button.
Your PC will turn on within a few seconds.
Here are some things to keep in mind when using WoL:
- WoL only works if your PC is powered off, but not in sleep mode.
- WoL only works if your PC is connected to your network.
- WoL can be a security risk if it is not properly configured. Make sure that you only enable WoL for people that you trust.