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Is wake on wireless lan possible with the Z83-4?

Discussion in 'NEO Z83-4' started by rbuhl11, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. rbuhl11

    rbuhl11 New Member

    I run my Z83-4 off a solar panel in my garden to monitor the power remotely (within wireless range). I want the energy consumption of the Z83-4 as low as possible. WOWLAN would be ideal.
  2. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

  3. rbuhl11

    rbuhl11 New Member

    Because I am asking about WIRELESS LAN. Following the thread you are mentioning, I could not get it to work. So I am wondering if this thread only pertains to Ethernet connections.
  4. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Google found this...

    Wake on lan is not possible if you're not physically using a cable. You can't use it over WiFi -- because wake on lan works by sending a specially crafted packet to your laptop which tells the laptop to power on. This works in a wired scenario since the laptop is already "on the wire". But on WiFi networks, before the device can get "on the wire", it must authenticate etc -- so wake on lan isn't possible over WiFI. You can however, intiiate the wake on lan FROM a device over wifi, but you will not be able to wake a device that is off but connects to your network via wifi.
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