Recently, many users have reflected that they cannot use the Wake-On-LAN (WOL) feature in AnyDesk. This can be frustrating, especially when you need to access your computer remotely. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons why AnyDesk Wake-On-LAN might not work and how Ultraviewer can be a good alternative.
The reason why AnyDesk Wake-On-LAN is not working
1. Wake-On-LAN is not enabled in remote AnyDesk client settings.
To use the Wake-On-LAN feature in AnyDesk, it needs to be enabled in the remote AnyDesk client settings. If this is not enabled, the feature will not work. To enable it, you need to go to the settings menu in AnyDesk and make sure that the "Wake-On-LAN" option is enabled.
2. Operating system settings are not configured correctly
Another reason Wake-On-LAN might not work in AnyDesk is due to incorrect operating system settings configuration. If the operating system is not configured correctly, AnyDesk will not be able to wake up the remote computer. You need to check your operating system settings to make sure that Wake-On-LAN is enabled and configured correctly.
3. Wake-On-LAN is not enabled in the motherboard BIOS/UEFI settings
A third reason why Wake-On-LAN might not work in AnyDesk is that it is not enabled in the motherboard's BIOS/UEFI settings. To use Wake-On-LAN, it must be enabled in the BIOS/UEFI settings. If it is not enabled, AnyDesk will not be able to wake up the remote computer.
4. Firewall or anti-virus software
AnyDesk Wake on LAN may not work if a firewall or anti-virus software installed on the computer is blocking the traffic needed for WoL. In such cases, the software may need to be configured to allow WoL traffic.
How to Fix AnyDesk Wake on LAN Not Working?
1. Enable Wake-On-LAN in AnyDesk Client Settings
The first thing to check when AnyDesk Wake on LAN is down is whether the Wake-On-LAN option is enabled in the remote AnyDesk client settings. To do this, open the AnyDesk client and click the gear icon in the top right corner of the window. In the settings menu, click the "Power" tab and make sure the "Enable Wake-On-LAN" option is selected. This will allow to wake up the computer remotely using Wake-on-LAN technology.
2. Configure OS settings
If the Wake-On-LAN option is enabled in the AnyDesk client settings, the next step is to ensure that the operating system settings are configured correctly. For Windows users, go to Control Panel, click "Device Manager", find the network adapter you are using, right click on it and select "Properties". In the "Power Management" tab, select the "Allow this device to wake the computer" and "Allow magic packs to wake the computer" options. For Mac users, go to the "Energy Saver" settings in System Preferences and select the "Wake for network" option.
3. Enable Wake-On-LAN in BIOS/UEFI Settings
If the Wake-On-LAN option is enabled in the AnyDesk client settings and the operating system settings are configured correctly, the next step is to check the motherboard's BIOS/UEFI settings. To do this, restart the computer and enter the BIOS/UEFI settings by pressing the appropriate key (usually F2 or Delete) during boot. Once in the BIOS/UEFI settings, look for the Wake-On-LAN option and make sure it's enabled. The location of this option may vary depending on the motherboard manufacturer and model.
4. Disable Firewall or Antivirus
If a firewall or anti-virus software is blocking WoL traffic, try disabling it temporarily to see if that resolves the problem. If this solves the problem, configure the software to allow WoL traffic.
5. Update AnyDesk
If the above steps do not resolve the issue, check if there is an update available for AnyDesk. Updating to the latest version may fix the problem as it may contain bug fixes and improvements.
What is Ultraviewer and how can it help?
If you have problems with AnyDesk Wake-On-LAN, Ultraviewer can be a good alternative. Ultraviewer is a remote desktop software that allows you to access your computer remotely. It is easy to use, fast, and reliable. One of the great features of Ultraviewer is that it allows you to turn on your computer remotely without Wake-On-LAN.
To enable your computer remotely using Ultraviewer, you need to download and install the software on both the server and the remote computer. Once installed, you can enable the "Allow turn on computer remotely" option in the Ultraviewer settings on the server. This will allow you to turn on your computer remotely with a single click.
Moreover, Ultraviewer allows you to set a timer to automatically turn on your computer from every 10 minutes to every 1 hour depending on your preference. After turning on the computer, Ultraviewer will automatically check if there is a signal to turn on the light remotely. If there is no signal, the computer will return to sleep mode, saving you power and extending the life of your computer.
To use the turn on computer remotely feature, you only need to register for a license with a minimum fee of only $47.88/year. Thus, you will not need to spend time and effort to perform the steps of setting up Wake-On-LAN extremely complicated and difficult for someone who does not have much experience on your computers.
In a nutshell, AnyDesk is a great remote desktop software that allows you to access your computer remotely. However, the Wake-On-LAN feature may not work for a number of reasons. Ultraviewer is a great alternative that allows you to turn on your computer remotely without Wake-On-LAN and completely eliminates complicated computer configurations. Its timer feature also helps you save power and prolong the life of your computer. Download and try UltraViewer right now!