Remote Access Revolution: Activating Wake-on-LAN on Asus TUF Gaming B550-Plus


Could you provide guidance on enabling Wake-on-LAN functionality for remote access via AnyDesk? I’m not certain how to configure it, and I’m also unsure if my Asus TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wi-Fi motherboard supports this feature.


Confirm Motherboard Support

Firstly, ensure that your Asus TUF Gaming B550-Plus Wi-Fi motherboard supports WOL. According to the information available, Asus motherboards typically support WOL by PME (Power Management Event). You can confirm this by checking the motherboard’s manual or the technical specifications on the Asus website.

BIOS Settings

1. Enter the BIOS: Restart your PC and press the `Delete` key (or the key indicated for your system) to enter the BIOS.

2. Navigate to Power Management: Look for a section related to power, such as ‘APM Configuration’, ‘Power Management’, or similar.

3. Enable WOL: Find the WOL option, which may be listed as ‘Power On By PCI-E/PCI’, ‘Wake on LAN’, or ‘WOL by PME’, and set it to ‘Enabled’.

4. Save and Exit: Save your changes and exit the BIOS.

Operating System Configuration

1. Device Manager: In Windows, open the Device Manager and expand the ‘Network Adapters’ section.

2. Network Card Properties: Right-click on your network card and select ‘Properties’.

3. Advanced Tab: Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and find ‘Wake on Magic Packet’. Set this to ‘Enabled’.

4. Power Management Tab: Switch to the ‘Power Management’ tab and ensure that ‘Allow this device to wake the computer’ is checked.

AnyDesk Configuration

1. AnyDesk Settings: Open AnyDesk and go to ‘Settings’.

2. Security Tab: In the ‘Security’ tab, find the section for WOL and enable it.

3. Set Up a Guard Device: Ensure that another device on the same network is online and has AnyDesk installed. This device will act as a ‘guard’ to send the ‘Magic Packet’ to wake your system.

Testing WOL

After configuring the BIOS and operating system settings, test the WOL functionality:

1. Put Your PC to Sleep: Put your computer in sleep mode or shut it down.

2. Wake Command: Use AnyDesk on another device to send a wake command to your PC.

If everything is set up correctly, your PC should wake up, allowing you to connect via AnyDesk. Remember, for WOL to work, the PC must be connected to power, and the network card must have a physical connection to the router or switch.

For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the official AnyDesk guide on setting up WOL and the Asus support page for WOL settings. Keep in mind that configurations might slightly vary based on the specific hardware and software versions, so always refer to the official documentation for the most accurate guidance. Happy remote accessing!

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