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How do I use wake-on-LAN?

Wake-on-LAN allows GoToMyPC Corporate users to wake offline computers that are in sleep mode (Windows and Mac) or powered-off (Windows), but plugged in to a power source (i.e., not running on battery alone). See the GoToMyPC Wake-on-LAN Setup Guide (PDF) for more info.

This can help lower energy costs and improve security since computers are not required to be online at all times.

  1. Make sure your admin has set up Wake-on-LAN for your GoToMyPC host computer.
  2. Log in at
  3. Locate the desired computer and click Wake and Connect.
  4. It may take up to 5 minutes for the session to begin depending on the network latency and time required for the host computer to start and be ready to connect. Once the computer is available, GoToMyPC will automatically connect and start a session.
Article last updated: 17 October, 2022