Wake-on-LAN enables GFI LanGuard to wake machines from the following states:
- Powered off
IMPORTANT: If you have routers between the client machine and the GFI LanGuard machine, the router and the GFI LanGuard machine must be configured to allow Wake-on-LAN broadcast packets on UDP port 9.
The motherboard and the network interface card of the computer running GFI LanGuard must support Wake-on-LAN. This article guides you on how to set up Wake-on-LAN on a Windows operating system.
- Click Start, right-click on Computer and select Manage.
- From the left panel, expand System Tools and click Device Manager.
- Right-click on the Network Interface Card and select Properties.
- From the Power Management tab, select the following options:
- Allow this device to wake up the computer
- Only allow a magic packet to wake the computer
NOTE: Magic Packet is the wake-up signal that is sent by GFI LanGuard to the scan target network card.
- Click OK.
Once the Network Interface Card is configured, run a FULL scan on the client machine. This enables GFI LanGuard to gather the required information from the client machine. For more information refer to Manual scans.