How to set up QNAP NAS to wake on LAN (WOL)



Wake on LAN is a feature that allows a QNAP NAS to automatically turn on when activity is detected on the network. When a WOL application is used to execute a command with the IP and MAC address of a QNAP NAS, it’s possible to turn on the server remotely.

Which QNAP NAS support WOL?

Head to the QNAP website and search for your NAS model. It should be listed under hardware specifications should you enclosure support Wake on LAN. If you are logged into the NAS using your favourite browser, you can try activating WOL using the guide below to see if it’s possible.

How to activate WOL on QNAP NAS

It’s incredibly simple to configure the best QNAP NAS to wake on LAN. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log into your QNAP NAS.
  2. Go to Control Panel > System > Power > Wake-on-LAN (WOL).
  3. Select Enable.
  4. Click Apply.

How to wake up a QNAP NAS with Qfinder Pro and WOL

  1. Log into your QNAP NAS.
  2. Go to Control Panel > System > Power.
  3. Select Disable under EuP Mode Configuration.
  4. Download Qfinder Pro.
  5. Launch Qfinder Pro.
  6. Add your QNAP NAS. (The process should be automatic.)
  7. Press the power button (in the app) to wake the NAS up.


QNAP TS-464. (Source: QNAP)

The QNAP TS-464 is one of our favourite NAS thanks to the specifications contained within this attractive chassis. It boasts an Intel CPU, upgradable RAM, M.2 slots, and speedy 2.5GbE ports. Oh, and it supports WOL!

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