What is Wake-on-LAN and what are its advantages?

With TeamViewer’s Wake-on-LAN enabled, you can remotely turn on devices all across the world without any onsite assistance. The freedom this affords ensures a smoother service for your business, no matter whether you are offering technical assistance to customers or managing a company IT system. Log into machines at your convenience to avoid disrupting workflows and run important updates during low activity periods. Should any problems occur within the system, you are able to turn a PC on remotely to address the issue without any delay. With cross-platform functionality and industry-leading security, TeamViewer’s WoL offers unique benefits for every eventuality.

How can the benefits of TeamViewer WoL streamline technical support processes?

Implementing critical updates can take some time and have the potential to disrupt regular work patterns severely. While Wake-on-LAN software only allows you to wake up a remote device from sleep mode, TeamViewer’s Wake-on-LAN feature allows you to wake it up and immediately begin a remote control session. It also ensures that as few people as possible are required to fulfil tasks: computers can be completely unattended before you connect, meaning no member of staff needs to be onsite to interact with the device for you.

The level of flexibility offered by the TeamViewer Wake-on-LAN feature guarantees peace of mind for you and your company. Whenever a remote computer unexpectedly enters sleep mode, you can have absolute confidence that you are still able to connect to it. This means that projects run on time and there are fewer unforeseen obstacles. Paired with TeamViewer’s remote desktop access, this all-in-one service ensures you can offer the highest level of technical support with the least disruption.

Which platforms does TeamViewer’s Wake-on-LAN feature operate on?

You can use Wake-on-LAN with TeamViewer on Windows, macOS, and Linux devices. This versatility ensures that any technical support offered using WoL is consistent across machines. No matter your customers’ preferred operating systems, you can move seamlessly between them. In addition, you can remotely turn on a PC from your smartphone or tablet so that even a busy schedule won’t stop you from being connected.

How does WoL benefit customers?

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Highly Secure

With industry-leading levels of security, customers can trust their data is safe when receiving technical help from your IT support service.

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Connect Anywhere

No matter where in the world your customers are, with Wake-on-LAN functionality, you can connect and power on their computer in just a few clicks.

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Unified Service

With TeamViewer, you can establish a remote access connection, wake the remote device up, and immediately begin accessing the files you need all from the same tool, causing less disruption for customers.

TeamViewer’s Wake-on-LAN feature offers significant investment return.

One of the greatest benefits of using TeamViewer for Wake-on-LAN functionality is the opportunity to reduce office costs. With the ability to quickly power on and off computers, you can drastically reduce their electricity usage by ensuring computers are completely shut down when not in use. The WoL settings for all of the machines on the network can be centrally managed, so the process is simple to carry out.

What is required to start using Wake-on-LAN with TeamViewer?

Enable incoming remote connections even with the device turned off via TeamViewer’s Wake-on-LAN.

Whether you are looking to transfer files from your office computer while at home or need to run a critical update on a remote machine, the uses of a Wake-on-LAN tool are numerous. Getting started is simple: because TeamViewer’s WoL feature operates across all different platforms and devices, you just need to enable it to run.

Wake-on-LAN Reduces Energy Consumption and Increases Security by turning devices on only when they’re needed.

Prior to making the remote connection, ensure the computer you want to access is connected to a power source and has an internet connection via a network cable. Note that Windows and Linux machines can be powered on when switched completely, while Wake-on-LAN for Mac only operates from sleep mode.

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