Wake On LAN

This tutorial covers how to enable Wake On LAN (WOL) to a Network Gateway. WOL allows the iRule to wake up a sleeping PC during the Gateway connection process. Please note that you will need to have WOL enabled in your PC which may require changing settings in your BIOS and Power Settings in the control panel. You can read more about WOL here.

  1. Open the command prompt in Windows.
  2. Record the MAC address.
  3. Open Network Gateway.
  4. Enable WOL.
  5. WOL Settings.
  6. Enter MAC Address.

Step One: Open Command Prompt

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Open the command prompt and type IPCONFIG /all and press enter. If you are on a different operating system, you will need to find your MAC address.


Step Two: Get MAC Address

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Record the MAC address for the wired Ethernet connection. Please note that if your computer a wireless network card, it will also display the MAC address of the wireless card. The WOL will not typically work with wireless cards.


Step Three: Open Network Gateway

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Launch the iRule app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and open the Network Gateway to the PC. 


Step Four: Enable WOL

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Press the On button to Enable WOL. 


Step Five: WOL Settings

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After the WOL is enabled, the MAC Address and Delay fields will appear. The Delay in seconds is used to add a timeout value to the maximum time the iRule will wait before timing out a connection to the Gateway. In a typical situation, it will take the PC additional time to wake up and this setting can be adjusted to avoid a timeout while the PC is waking up.


Step Six: Enter MAC Address

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Type the MAC address that we obtained in step two. You may need to experiment with the timeout settings based on your computer's timing.

Get iRule

You'll need a Builder account to try or to use iRule. Once you have a Builder account, download the app to your iOS or Android device.

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