[Answer ID: 14634]

How to: Initiate Wake on LAN (WOL) on Buffalo wireless Router ( User-Friendly Firmware)

Created 08/29/2012 11:13  |   Updated 09/27/2013 13:05

To reduce energy consumption, a computer is put in hibernate, suspend or sleep mode when it is not in use.

Wake On LAN (WOL) provides a mechanism to fully turn on the computer through the network interface.

The WOL wake up call is accomplished by sending a special UDP "Magic Packet" to the specific target computers on the network.

With Buffalo User-Friendly Firmware, Sending the WOL to a PC is accomplished by simple push of a button.


  1. Login to the web configuration interface of the AirStation.
  2. From Setup tab, under Utilities click [Network Service List] button.

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  3. A list of active clients PCs on the network will be displayed.

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  4. Click on WOL Icon to send WOL magic packet to wake up the computer.


Client PC Requirements :

For WOL to work, The client's network adapter will have to have WOL support.

  1. On Windows, go to start and run the following command:

    devmgmt.msc
  2. Click [Network Adapters] and right click the adapter that is connected to the router.
    Slect properties from the context menu.

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  3. To enable WOL on client, in the adapter property set the "Wake on .." option For Example :

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    To get Client MAC addres on Windows, from start menu Run "cmd" to start shall console
    and type the following command

    "ipconfig /all" .


    This will list all interfaces and MAC address in following form :

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-66-51-81-DD-FE


    If you want to trouble shoot, use wireshark (http://www.wireshark.org) to see packets and

    USE "WOL Magic Packet Sender" (http://magicpacket.free.fr/) to generate packets from a remote PC.



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