Jump Desktop now supports wake-on-lan (WOL) for automatic connections. When initiating a remote connection, Jump will try to wake up your computer if it's offline.
Here's what you need to do to make sure your computer wakes up when you connect:
- Make sure your computer is configured to wake up on network access (see below).
- If you're connecting from the internet (i.e. not from the same network), then make sure there's at-least one computer on the same network that's turned on and running Jump Desktop Connect with your account.
- If you're connecting to a laptop, make sure it's connected to a power source.
How To Configure Wake For Network Access:
On Mac: Open System Preferences -> Energy Saver. Make sure Wake for Network Access is enabled.
On Windows: 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 enabled the settings be sure to test your configuration.
Prevent Your Computer From Sleeping:
For reliable remote access we generally recommend setting your computer to not go to sleep. Here's how you'd do:
On a Mac
macOS 12 or earlier: open up the Energy Saver options and make sure it's set to never go to sleep in the Power Adapter section.
macOS 13 or later: Open up System Preferences -> Displays -> click Advanced button -> turn on the option Prevent automatic sleeping on power adapter when the display is off
Open up the Power Options applet in the Control Panel and make sure your PC is set to not go to sleep when connected to a power source.