Can TeamViewer wake up a sleeping computer?
You can turn on a sleeping or powered-off computer using TeamViewer's Wake-on-LAN feature. You can initiate the wake-up request from another Windows or Mac computer, or even from an Android or iOS device running the TeamViewer Remote Control app.
To resolve this issue and resume computer operation, use one of the following methods:
- Press the SLEEP keyboard shortcut.
- Press a standard key on the keyboard.
- Move the mouse.
- Quickly press the power button on the computer. Note If you use Bluetooth devices, the keyboard may be unable to wake the system.
- Press any key on your keyboard or move your mouse. Either action will turn off the monitor's power-save mode. Alternately, you can press the power button on your Dell computer tower or laptop. Press any key a second time if the monitor goes from power-save to stand-by mode.
- While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power.
- Now Press ALT+F4 keys and you will be immediately presented with the Shutdown dialog box. Select an option with the arrow keys & press Enter. If you wish, you can also create a shortcut to open Windows Shut Down Dialog Box. To lock your Windows computer using the keyboard shortcut, press the WIN+L key.
Set Up Unattended Access. Manual access to the remote computer requires you and your friend or family member to launch TeamViewer at the same time. In the process, a random password is generated on the remote computer for use during the session, which you must enter into your login screen.
- Look in the system tray (that's the bottom right corner of the Windows desktop, near the clock)
- You will find a Blue icon for TeamViewer Host.
- Right-click this icon and click Show TeamViewer.
- This screen will give you a nine-digit ID number.
- Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, and XP in Classic View
- From the Start Menu, select Settings, and then Control Panel.
- Double-click the “Add/Remove Programs” icon.
- Select the program you wish to remove and click on the “Remove” or “Change/Remove” button.
- Follow the prompts to finish the uninstallation of the software.
- These instructions are for those who wish to install packages from the command-line terminal (Terminal). To install a downloaded Debian (Ubuntu) package (.deb): Open Terminal and type sudo dpkg -i packagename.deb. To remove a Debian (Ubuntu) package (.deb): sudo dpkg -r packagename.
A Magic Packet can also wake a remote computer. A Magic Packet is a standard wake-up frame that targets a specific network interface. In most cases, a wake-up pattern or a Magic Packet enables remote access to a computer that is in a power-saving state.
- The default port for the wake-up transmission is UDP port 9. However, you can select an alternative UDP port number using the Ports tab on the site properties. To configure the port number for Wake On LAN packets, follow the procedure shown below.
- Similar to Wake-on-LAN (WoL), Wake on Wireless LAN (WoWLAN) is a technology that allows remote wake-up of workstations from a standby power state to facilitate device management. WoWLAN is based on the well-established WoL standard used over wired Ethernet networks, and can provide similar functionality and benefits.
- Wake on Link Settings. Wakes the computer if the network connection establishes link while the computer is in standby mode. You can enable the feature, disable it, or let the operating system use its default.
Updated: 24th September 2018