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BeamOS – Wake on LAN

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Summary #

Wake on LAN (WOL) is a feature that can “wake up” compliant computers from sleep mode by sending a “magic packet” to the network interface adapter. This chapter is an overview of the Wake on LAN page in BEAM routers.

Wake on LAN configuration #

You can set up the WOL function to use a broadcast address when waking up devices or wake all connected devices on click from the Wake on LAN configuration section:

BeamOS Networking manual wake on lan configuration screen

Field NameValueDescription
Broadcastyes | no; Default: noIf checked, the WOL function sends a magic packet to the broadcast address (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF) whenever it is asked to wake a device. When you send a packet to the broadcast address it is received by all LAN devices.
Wake all devices– (interactive button)Wakes all devices by sending a magic packet to the broadcast address (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF).

Devices to wake up #

The Devices to wake up section is used to configure entries for LAN devices that can later be woken up by the WOL function. Refer to the figure bellow for information on the fields contained in the Devices to wake up section.

BeamOS Networking manual wake on lan devices to wake up screen

Field NameValueDescription
Namestring; Default: exampleA custom name for the device. Only used for easier management purposes.
MACmac; default: 11:22:33:44:55:66MAC address of the network interface card of the computer that will be “woken up”.
Passwordstring; default: AABBCCDDEEFF
Wake on Bootyes | no; default: noIndicates whether the device should be “woken up” on router startup.
Wake device– (interactive button)Sends a magic packet to the specified device.
Delete– (interactive button)Deletes the device configuration.

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