Remote Start for Servers: How To Set Up Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

Today, we continue our series on readying the homelab for unattended access. Previously, we set up a Raspberry Pi to allow us to remote into our network via a reverse SSH tunnel. That's useful by itself, especially as a backup if our normal route of access (VPN) is down, but we can also use that same reverse SSH tunnel to do some other incredibly useful things such as waking up other devices on the network with wake-on-LAN (WOL). Today's tutorial will focus on precisely that: enabling our servers to be woken up on LAN, and configuring our RPi sleeper cell to wake those servers up. Let's begin!


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://engineerworkshop.com/2019/11/24/remote-start-for-servers-how-to-set-up-wake-on-lan/