As far as I know, sleep is different than off. If the unit has powered down (no lights), I don’t think it will wake on attempted access…
I’d love to know if there’s a way to do this too. I have a power schedule set up, but it’s useless if I can’t wake the unit outside of the normal power schedule without getting behind my desk to yank the power cord and reset it. I will be dumbfounded if it turns out this is a WD design oversight (or “feature”)…
I still want to believe that engineers in WD didn’t “miss” this one out, but it seems like the NAS is made to run 24/7 365 in the first place, thus no power button, nor more advanced wake up functions.
Not talking about the poor performance. I’m running raid0 with CiSCO switch for 200 euro and Ubiquiti Edge Router PoE and on my server, I have 115-118 MB/s both ways, on this so called “NAS” I have barely 80 MB/s write and 100 MB/s read.
A real dissapointment for 300 euro. I’m thinking about returning it to my local reseller and getting Qnap instead.
Looks like WD never learns, and I really don’t know why.
Bryan, that’s what the “wake” in “wake on lan” means. Seriously, I tried the instructions at the thread I included today and it works. The LEDs on the front of the unit can be off, but there will still be power to the device (there will be an active LED on the ethernet port on the back. Followed the instructions on the thread, and voila, I can sleep it and I can wake it. You need to be willing to use SSH in order for this to work however. Very glad to have found this thread!
I’m fed up with mediocre WD NAS systems. I tried two of them lately, one professional and one for home use [this one]. I’m returning them both today, I already have Synology DS716+ at home, and I can’t be more happy. It has power button. It’s wake on lan works like charm, even via router, via switch, even via cheap switch. I can time waking up on an event, and it has such a beautiful skinnable GUi.
I’m staying with WD HDDs, but that’s about that. WD NASes are the same piece of cheap c*ap as they were year ago, when I first tried one of their products. I wanted to have homogene NAS system with WD HDDs, but no can do sir. NAS systems from WD are really, really, really bad. Performance wise, design wise, cooling wise, system wise, everything wise.
Atm. I’m migrating last data from MyCloud Ex2 and I’m returning her to my local reseller.
I recently had the same dilemma when I started using the power schedule for the EX2. I was trying to figure out how to wake my mini PC and came across the wake on LAN feature. It works by sending a ‘magic packet’ to a device telling it to wake up. I searched the play store and downloaded the first wol app I saw. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for my PC which doesn’t have the feature but it does work for my EX2. Enjoy!
I agree that the wake on LAN does work especially when you trying to connect to your WD Cloud remotely with no way to physically access it. I recently faced the same issue and tried different thing when finally this worked for me.
I am having Linksys Smart router with provides the feature to connect to it through remotely. I logged in and send a ping message through the Troubleshooting sectionand it worked. The device woke up and I was able to connect with my Cell and the Web portal.
Hope that helps!
P.S.: I agree we should not have to do this and either connecting from WD Mobile app or web portal should wake it up.
Third party App OR WD Quick view can Wake Up Your Cloud. In My case IT was neccesary to adress the mac-adres from the WD My cloud in my Asus RT-AC68U.
There is a tab onder network where you van adress Dome stations for WOL
Thanks so much. The WakeMeOnLan Utility worked great to let me wake up my. Also great to be able to see all my devices on my LAN and be able to ID them and add User Text so I remember which is which .
Great stuff. Now I can wake up my MyCloud outside of hibernation hours as needed.
It seems to be easier than you first think. I have read through various forum posts, including this one. When the NAS is “off”, i.e. through shutdown.sh via ssh or the power plan, the green LED of the LAN port on the back still lights up. So I thought I’d just try sending a wakOnLan packet to the device …and it actually worked. Btw I use a MyCloudEX2Ultra.
I installed wakeonlan on my Ubuntu subsystem for Windows 10 via sudo apt-get install wakeonlan.
Then using the MAC address (ifconfig and then HWaddr. Or for a more detailed description https://community.wd.com/t/shutdown-via-ssh/98555/6 post by Cybernut1 on Jan '15) send the command wakeonlan <MAC-ADDRESS>.
Result: On the Linux console Sending magic packet to 255.255.255.255:9 with FF:FF:FF:FF:FF and the NAS wakes up.
I was surprised at the result myself, that such a “simple” solution works. Normally things are not so trivial.
Perhaps we should now discuss uplink_svk’s sentence: “Not sure if WD Engineers are geniuses, or special type of st*pid with all due respect.”
I think both …genius engineers who unfortunately have no idea what the customers want or need. Trust me im an engineer (too).
Good evening gentlemen.
PS: Maybe someone can verify this behaviour.
PPS: How you build an automation from this knowledge (should it also work for you) you must know on your own.