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Wake On LAN

 

What is Wake On LAN

What does it not give you

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column How to remote desktop

Why would you want to use WoL?

How to start using this service

The first step when wanting to use this service is to contact your IT Supporter

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column Contact your IT supporter

Your IT supporter will need to check for and put in place the following things

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.

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column Boot your computer

 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.

WolLogin

 

 

 

 

Once logged in you will find a list of all the computers you have the permission to wake up /boot remotely.

WoLcomp1

 

Just click on the computer name you wish to boot and confirm you wish to continue.

Accessing my files

After waking up your computer wait a few minutes before using VPN to connect to the university and next start up a remote desktop session on your computer.

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column How to remote desktop

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.

Orange dotted arrow 11x10 used in the left column Detailed closing down computer PDF PDF

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