Screens supports wake-on-lan (WOL) for automatic connections. When initiating a remote connection, Screens will try to wake up your computer.
Note: If you're connecting to a laptop, make sure it's connected to a power source.
Here's what you need to do to make sure your computer wakes up when you connect:
Configure your computer to wake up on network access
- Open Device Manager > Network Adapters.
- Right click your network adapter and click Properties.
- Open up the Power Management options and make sure Wake on Magic Packet or Wake On LAN is enabled.
- Click OK to save your settings.
Once you've done, put your PC to sleep and try to launch a connection from Screens to test your configuration.
Prevent Your Computer From Sleeping
For a more reliable remote access, we recommend setting your PC to not go to sleep. Here's how you can proceed:
- Open up the Power Options applet in the Control Panel.
- Make sure your PC is set to not go to sleep when connected to a power source.