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WakeOnLan discovers all other computers in your LAN, and enables you to wake them up by clicking a button. If your remote computer is a Mac you can put it asleep too.

Scheduled Wake Up Calls
In addition to timer based wake up calls, each computer can be scheduled to be woken up frequently at a day of the week (or, weekdays or weekends only) and time of your choice. For example, schedule wake up calls each Sunday night at 04:00AM for backup.

WakeOnLan Dashboard Widget
You need to wakeup some other computer quickly, but don't want to start the WakeOnLan application? Just press more...

What's New

Version 1.0:
  • Fixed debug log.


OS X 10.4 or later

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schmittyred Member IconComment+15

Fantastic little app. “Do one thing and do it well.” It does absolutely everything a complete WakeOnLAN app should do - and not one thing more. Perfect.

It would be great if you could add support for the Bonjour Sleep Proxy Service. It's the technology that Snow Leopard's “Wake on Wireless” uses. It's an open protocol and shouldn't be too hard to implement:

Service description:

Source code:

Exact protocol (really simple stuff):

In practice, supporting this would also allow for waking over VPN and waking over Internet (if the router forwards broadcast packets from WAN to LAN).

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Version 1.0

Doesnt seem to work anymore with Mac OS X Lion. Can someone confirm this?

Stephan-Konopniak Member IconReview+2

works stable since month. thanx for that little helper!

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Version 1.0
Missingpersons Member IconReview+6

Great app!

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Version 1.0
devnevyn Member IconReview+7

Love it. Very simple ui, auto-detects computers on the network, is smart about what "delete" from the list means, free! This is exactly what I was looking for.

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Version 0.99
ArtVandelay Member IconReview+0

Very intuitive. It does what is says. Pure Sweetness. Thanks.

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Version 0.99
Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188

Is there anything out there that will wake computers that are on a wireless network?


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Version 0.90

When you sleep a computer, the wireless hardware powers down. There's no way to contact it to wake it up.


What I thought, but figured I'd ask anyway.

Thanks for the reply.

Jeff-H. Member IconComment+188

nothing seems to be waking my computers anymore.

One day they were waking, the next they weren't.

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Version 0.90
 asmeurer Member IconComment+25

This version doesn't seem to include the Dashboard widget.

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Version 0.80
neutralzone Member IconReview+180

Great new version! Doesn't crash like the old version. My only request is for it to be able to remember machines by MAC address, since on a DHCP network it will assign the wrong name to a machine since it remembers by IP address, and IP addresses get switched around in DHCP all the time.

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Version 0.80
crucial Member IconReview+11

What more / or less could I ask for.

This thing does what it says it does. It wakes a remote computer connected to a LAN so you can print to it, share files or anything else you want. It requires no software to be installed on the computer to be woken up, or other arduous setup, and waking the remote computer really is as simple as selecting it on a small dashboard widget.

The simplicity of WakeOnLan is refreshing, it might have lots of bells and whistles, but if you don't need them, you don't see them or have to deal with them. A truly polished piece of software, and, unbelievably it is free.

My only gripe is that the widget either needs to be larger, or resizable so that you can see more information, something that can easily be hacked by modifying the widget image file in PhotoShop.

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Version 0.70
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Version 1.0
> 5 11


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Downloads 63,090
Version Downloads 30,023
License Free
Date 10 Jun 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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