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Is Wake-on WIRELESS lan possible?

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    Is Wake-on WIRELESS lan possible?

    Im setting up a media server and when im not home it some times shuts down but its a wireless mb, I have read threads saying I need to create a "registry key" or "enable magic packets" but Im not sure if that would solve my issue.

    any ideas?



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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    This isn't a bad guide: How-To Geek Explains: What is Wake-on-LAN and How Do I Enable It?

    If you have enabled WOL in the bios try this and see if your adapter supports it if the option is greyed out in device manager Configure Wake on Wireless LAN (WoWLAN)

    If you can turn it and enable magic packets on you then need a program to send them - for example Wake On Lan app for Windows in the Windows Store

    You will also need to enable port forwarding on your router How To: Wake on LAN / Wake on WAN - Step 6 - Configure port forwarding - SmallNetBuilder

    I know it is a lot of links but basically you only need to:

    1. Enable it in bios
    2. Enable it in Device manager
    3. Set up port forwarding in the router.

    and then have a program to send the magic packet from your other device.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Unless you have Wireless-ac, you are better off using wired Ethernet for media sharing.
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    My home office network is a "Wireless N" one. It allows a fair media sharing/streaming but I seriously need to upgrade my routers to "Wireless AC" ones.
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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1

    Wireless AC adapters would probably be needed in each computer to get the benefit.
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    thanks everyone for the advice
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