Wake on LAN Switch


The wake_on_lan (WOL) switch platform allows you to turn on a WOL enabled computer.

The WOL switch can only turn on your computer and monitor the state. There is no universal way to turn off a computer remotely. The turn_off variable is there to help you call a script when you have figured out how to remotely turn off your computer.

To enable this switch in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yml entry
switch:
  - platform: wake_on_lan
    mac_address: "00-01-02-03-04-05"

Configuration variables:

  • mac_address (Required): MAC address to send the wake up command to.
  • name (Optional): The name of the switch. Default is ‘Wake on LAN’.
  • host (Optional): The IP address or hostname to check the state of the device (on/off).
  • turn_off (Optional): Defines an action to run when the switch is turned off.