WakeMeOnLAN; A portable free Wake On LAN (Local Area Network) tool. Ever wanted to turn on a computer remotely? This utility can do just that by sending a (WOL) Wake Over LAN packet to your remote computers.
WakeMeOnLAN (Wake Over LAN)
"WakeMeOnLAN" is a network utility tool developed by NirSoft. This software allows users to wake up (or turn on) computers on a local network using the WOL protocol. Wake-on-LAN is a feature that enables the powering on of a computer remotely over a network, provided the hardware and network infrastructure support it.
When your computers are on, the tool allows you to scan your network, and collect the MAC addresses of all your computers, and save the computers list into a file. Later, when your computers are turned off or in standby mode, you can use the stored computers list to easily choose the computer you want to turn on, and then turn on all these computers with a single click.
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Key features include:
- Wake on LAN Functionality: The primary purpose of the tool is to send a "magic packet" to the target computer's network interface card (NIC), triggering it to power on.
- Scan Network for Devices: It scans the local network to detect and display information about all connected devices, including their IP addresses, MAC addresses, and more.
- Customization: Users can specify the target computer by providing its IP address, MAC address, or computer name. Additionally, users can customize the wake-up packet with specific settings.
- Sorting and Filtering: The tool provides options to sort and filter the displayed information, making it easier to locate and manage devices on the network.
- Command Line LAN Options: It also offers command line options for advanced users who prefer to perform wake up LAN operations through scripts or batch files.
It's worth noting that for Waking on LAN to work, the target computer's hardware must support the feature, and the Wake-on-LAN feature should be enabled in the computer's BIOS/UEFI settings. Additionally, the target computer should be connected to a network that allows WoL packets to pass through.