How can I get my computers to turn themselves on with Wake on Lan
Posted on 2013-05-29
Good evening experts,
I have problems waking up some of my machines in a WORKGROUP environment.
I use a product called DeepFreeze to wake any particular machine up. The problem is
that it is not a hundred percent accurate. I called the Deepfreeze tech support and explained my situation to them This is the skinny of what they said:
Even if I have the bios set to Wake On Lan (S5) and the NIC to accept magic packets,there is no guarantee that the TTL will get to all of the machines, meaning the TTL will timeout before it gets to a machine that is properly configured in the bios and on the NIC.
What I want to know, is there there an alternative method to wake those machines that
DeepFreeze misses, because I use the product to perform windows critical updates and other activities. Is there a NIC card I can purchase that will bypass the bios and simply wait for a Wake On Lan Magic Packet to turn it on?
I hope that I have been clear on my explanation of the problem.