Wake On LAN
What is Wake On LAN
- It enables you to boot and close down your work computer from a remote location. It is important to note that the computer you want to boot must be on the University Active directoryuse this tool to see if you are on active directory.
- Wake on LAN (WoL) is our step towards greener computing.
What does it not give you
- WoL does not give you access to your files it only boots your computer. To access your files you need to take a step further and VPN into the university and open a remote desktop session
Why would you want to use WoL?
- To access your work computer from home or any remote location that has internet access.
- So you do not have to leave your work computer on when you are working from home/remotely
- To be environmentally friendly
How to start using this service
The first step when wanting to use this service is to contact your IT Supporter
Your IT supporter will need to check for and put in place the following things
- Your computer must have wake-on-lan configured and enabled. Most modern computers and network cards are equipped with this functionality. You should not attempt this task unless you are confident that you know what you are doing.
- Your Computing Services user account must be associated with the computer(s) you wish to wake up. This is a job that will have to be carried out by your local IT supporter. You can contact them by requesting help through the Computing Services web pages.
How to wake my computer
Once you are registered to use this service. You can, via the internet, boot your work computer by visiting our Wake on LAN section.
When you visit this link the first thing you will be asked is to log in see below. The username required is your Computing Services user name.
Once logged in you will find a list of all the computers you have the permission to wake up /boot remotely.
Just click on the computer name you wish to boot and confirm you wish to continue.
Accessing my files
How to shut down the computer remotely?
Once you have finished using your work desktop you have remote connection to you need to make sure you shut it back down again. To do this click the Windows Start button on the remote computer and select the windows Security option from the options then select Shutdown. Downlad this PDF for detailed instructions on how to do this.
- This service is only available for computers that use Active Directory.
- Only one person per computer can be granted permission to start up a computer. However one person may have the ability to start a number of computers.
- This service cannot wake up computers that are in sleep mode