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  1. Hello,


    since WOL has not worked for me out-of-the box, I decided to create this thread where we can share experience on this topic.


    For some reason activating WOL over the GUI (Control Panel|Hardware) fails and does not have any effect. If WOL is supported by your HW configuration this is how you should get it running (DSM4.2):



    • Find out the real MAC address of your Ethernet adapter (not the faked one by xpenology!) e.g. by booting linux/win form liveCD

    • Enable WOL options corresponding to your HW in BIOS


    1. Activate the WOL setting on your Ethernet adapter:

    a. Enable SSH service (Control Panel|Terminal) and login (e.g. via putty) as root with admin password

    b. Run following command: “ethtool -s eth0 wol g” (assumed eth0 is your Ethernet adapter)

    2. Power off your system as usual

    3. Now wake-up your system by sending a WOL magic packet using the REAL MAC address of your Ethernet adapter. There are many tools over internet which can do this; such a functionality is integrated in some router’s FW (e.g. dd-wrt)


    Your system should boot up normally -this worked for me on two different systems. Now I am searching for a good way how to persist this setting in synology.

    As a work-around you can set up a task (executing the above command) with DSM 4.2’s integrated Task Scheduler or via the 3rd party “Cronjob Editor” which is periodically executed once the system has booted.


    Have fun!