What do you enable/disable Wireless Wake On LAN/Wake on Wifi/Wake on Wireless LAN so that a magic packet can wake the server/PC up?


Please note that not all WiFi cards or Linux drivers support the WoWLAN feature.

First of all, let's find the Wireless Interface with iw list, iw dev and note it down (I'll assume it's the default phy0 from this point on)

Enabling WoWLAN

sudo iw phy0 wowlan enable magic-packet (you can also specify on disconnect (you write only disconnect) to enable that function)

Disable WoWLAN

sudo phy0 wowlan disable

Determine status of WoWLAN

iw phy0 wowlan show

More info

man iw iw --help

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