[Notebook/AIO] How to enable Wake on LAN (WOL) feature

The Wake on LAN feature lets you wake the system up from sleep or hibernate mode through the network. This article describes how to enable the Wake on LAN feature for ASUS laptop or All-in-One PC.

Note: The Wake on LAN feature is available depending on the computer model.


To use the Wake on LAN feature, you need to adjust the relevant settings of Windows OS and BIOS configuration first. Please follow the steps below: 

Turn off fast startup

  1. Type and search [Choose a power plan] in the Windows search bar, then click [Open].
  2. Select [Choose what the power button does].
  3. Click [Change settings that are currently unavailable].
  4. Unselect the checkbox in front of [Turn on fast startup], then select [Save changes].


Allow this device to wake the computer from Ethernet Controller Setting

  1. Right-click the [Start] icon on the taskbar, then select [Device Manager].
  2. Check the arrow next to [Network adapters], then right-click [Your Ethernet Controller]to select [Properties].
    Note: The Ethernet device name may be different based on different models.
  3. Select the [Power Management] tab, check the box to [Allow this device to wake the computer], and then select [OK].


Enable the Wake on LAN feature in BIOS configuration

  1. While the computer isn’t powered on yet, press and hold the [F2] key of the keyboard, and then press the [Power button] (Do not release [F2] key until the BIOS configuration display.). Here you can learn more about How to enter BIOS configuration.
  2. After entering the BIOS Utility, go to the Advanced Mode by pressing Hotkey[F7] or use cursor to click.
  3. After entering the Advanced Mode, select [Advanced] screen, and then select [Network Stack Configuration].
  4. After entering the Network Stack Configuration, select [Network Stack]and set [Enabled].
  5. Enable/Disable IPv4 PXE or IPv6 PXE depending on your requirement.
  6. Press Hotkey[F10] and select [Ok] to save & exit setup.
  7. The computer will auto restart and then enter Windows. Now, you are able to use the Wake on LAN feature.