July 23, 2022

Getting WOL working on Manjaro 20

Getting WOL working on Manjaro 20

This one was quite a battle to conquer, but I got there in the end, so I hope this helps you get there quicker with a lot less trial and error.

First up, make sure that you have changed these lines in the conf file at


By default WOL_DISABLE=Y, change this to reflect the below.


From the Arch WIKI - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wake-on-LAN#udev

"udev is capable of running any command as soon as a device is visible. The following rule will turn on WOL on all network interfaces whose name matches enp*. The file name is important and must start with a number between 81 and 99 so that it runs after 80-net-setup-link.rules, which renames interfaces with predicable names. Otherwise, NAME would be undefined and the rule would not run."

So lets edit, or create if required the file


and then add the content below

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", NAME=="enp*", RUN+="/usr/bin/ethtool -s $name wol g"

Note: The $name placeholder will be replaced by the value of the NAME variable for the matched device.

Ensure we have the correct Network Manager settings. To get the Ethernet name:

nmcli con show

With name (replace my "Wired connection 1") run:

nmcli c show "Wired connection 1" | grep 802-3-ethernet.wake-on-lan

If it doesn't say:

802-3-ethernet.wake-on-lan:             magic
802-3-ethernet.wake-on-lan-password:    --

Then you need to set it using:

nmcli c modify "Wired connection 1" 802-3-ethernet.wake-on-lan magic

Reboot and check it's all working again:

nmcli c show "Wired connection 1" | grep 802-3-ethernet.wake-on-lan

Should now show 'magic' correctly and you can sleep/hibernate/shutdown and test now!