FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Starting network devices over the internet (Wake on LAN)

With the "Wake on LAN" function you can start computers, NAS systems, and other network devices in your FRITZ!Box home network over the internet. This way you can use remote maintenance software to access one of your computers at any time, without having to always keep the computer on, for example.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The device must be connected to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.
  • The device must support the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) standard.
  • The device must be configured for sleep mode "S3", "S4" or "S5".
  • To use IPv4 internet access, the FRITZ!Box must obtain a public IPv4 address from the internet service provider.
  • To use IPv6 internet access, the FRITZ!Box must obtain an IPv6 address from the internet service provider.

Allowing a device to start automatically when accessed from internet

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the device you want to configure.
  5. Enable the option "Start this computer automatically as soon as it is accessed from the internet".

    Note:You can click the "Start Computer" button to start the device directly from standby mode and easily test whether it supports "Wake on LAN".

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

The device will now be started automatically as soon as

  • the device is accessed from the internet over a shared port.
  • a query is sent to the device over a VPN client connection, for example with FRITZ!VPN, Apple macOS or a mobile device.

You can access the device after about 10 seconds.