Can I test my computer for Wake On LAN compatibility?
Only perform these steps if you are comfortable working with the command line interface.
- Download the zip file woltest.zip
- From the zip file, save woltest.exe to the computer you want to wake. The computer cannot be asleep when you do this.
- On the computer you want to wake, open a command prompt and go to the directory to which you unzipped woltest.exe.
- Enter the command woltest -info and press Enter.
- Review the resulting data and take note of the MAC address, Local IP, and subnet mask.
- Place the computer you want to wake into sleep mode.
- Move to any other Windows PC on your LAN and repeat steps 1-2 above.
- Open a command prompt and go to the directory to which you unzipped woltest.exe.
- Using the information you took note of in step 5, enter the following command: woltest -wake -mac [MAC address for interface] -ip [Local IP address on interface] -subnet [Local subnet mask on interface] and press Enter.
Example: woltest -wake -mac 00:0c:20:1c:51:29 -ip 192.168.1.142 -subnet 255.255.255.0
This should wake up the sleeping computer. If not, your system may not be compatible with Wake On LAN.