Using an iPad with a Synology NAS – How to wake up your NAS using DS Finder – LAN WoL

As it is possible to set your Synology NAS, so that it can be remotely power on using a function called Wake on LAN. In this video we demonstrate how from an Apple iPad you can send something called a magic packet to power on your NAS.

Notes: In order for an iPad to be able to remotely power up a Synology NAS. The Synology NAS needs to have had Wake on LAN enabled. This was covered in part 15 of our series on How to setup a Synology NAS, so we recommend viewing that video before trying WoL on your iPad.

Quick reference notes:

  • With your Synology NAS powered down, open the DS Finder 
  • From the Select Device panel select the options icon

Notes: The options icon we are referring to, are three dots in a vertical line, that can be found in the top right hand side of the Select Device panel.

  • From the drop down menu choose Wake on LAN (WOL)

Notes: You will be informed that “Your NAS server is offline. Do you want was up the NAS server using Wake-on-LAN (WOL?) Note WOL can only be used if DS Finder and the server are connected to the same LAN

  • Select Yes and then OK

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