How do I set up Wake-on-LAN (WoL) on my Synology NAS?

Welcome to Synology NAS Wake-on-LAN (WoL) setup

In order to set up Wake-on-LAN (WoL) on your Synology NAS, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Make sure your Synology NAS model supports Wake-on-LAN (WoL) feature. Refer to the Synology website or user manual for compatibility details.

Step 2: Enable WoL in DSM

  1. Open your web browser and enter the DSM IP address to access the DSM interface.
  2. Log in to the DSM (DiskStation Manager) with your administrator credentials.
  3. Go to "Control Panel" and select "Hardware & Power" or "System" depending on your DSM version.
  4. Under the "General" tab, check the box that says "Enable WoL (Wake-On-LAN)".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the changes.

Step 3: Configure Router and Firewall

For Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to work, you need to configure your router and firewall to allow the necessary network traffic. Follow these general steps:

  1. Access your router's administration page using your web browser.
  2. Enable port forwarding for UDP port 9 (default WoL port) to your Synology NAS internal IP address.
  3. If you have a firewall, allow incoming connections on UDP port 9 as well.
  4. Save the changes and restart your router/firewall if necessary.

Step 4: Set up Static IP Address

For Wake-on-LAN (WoL) to function reliably, it is recommended to assign a static IP address to your Synology NAS:

  1. In the DSM interface, go to "Control Panel" and select "Network" or "Network Interface" depending on the DSM version.
  2. Select your network interface and click on "Edit".
  3. Under the "General" tab, choose the option "Use manual IP configuration".
  4. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server information.
  5. Save the changes.

Step 5: Test WoL Functionality

Now that you have set up Wake-on-LAN (WoL), you can test the functionality using various WoL tools or applications available for your device. Make sure the device you are using is on the same local network as your Synology NAS.

Follow the instructions provided by the WoL tool or application to input your Synology NAS MAC address and send the WoL command to wake up your NAS remotely.

Congratulations! You have successfully set up Wake-on-LAN (WoL) on your Synology NAS. You can now wake up your NAS remotely whenever needed.

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