WakeOnLan
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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
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Fixed debug log.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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WakeOnLan User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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schmittyred commented on 09 Nov 2009
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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_Proxy_Service

Source code:
http://www.opensource.apple.com/source/mDNSResponder/mDNSResponder-212.1/mDNSMacOSX/

Exact protocol (really simple stuff):
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-cheshire-edns0-owner-option-00

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).
[Version 1.0]

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La_tristesse replied on 21 Feb 2012
Doesnt seem to work anymore with Mac OS X Lion. Can someone confirm this?
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+1

Stephan-Konopniak reviewed on 05 Oct 2009
works stable since month. thanx for that little helper!
[Version 1.0]


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+2

Missingpersons reviewed on 12 Jun 2009
Great app!
[Version 1.0]


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+3

+7

devnevyn reviewed on 01 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 0.99]


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ArtVandelay reviewed on 28 Jan 2009
Very intuitive. It does what is says. Pure Sweetness. Thanks.
[Version 0.99]


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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 28 Jul 2008
Is there anything out there that will wake computers that are on a wireless network?

Thanks
[Version 0.90]

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Jolly-Roger replied on 11 Aug 2008
When you sleep a computer, the wireless hardware powers down. There's no way to contact it to wake it up.
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Jeff-H. replied on 11 Aug 2008
What I thought, but figured I'd ask anyway.

Thanks for the reply.
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Jeff-H. commented on 05 Jul 2008
nothing seems to be waking my computers anymore.

One day they were waking, the next they weren't.
[Version 0.90]


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+15
asmeurer commented on 03 Jul 2006
This version doesn't seem to include the Dashboard widget.
[Version 0.80]


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neutralzone reviewed on 13 Jun 2006
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.
[Version 0.80]


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+10

crucial reviewed on 19 Mar 2006
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.
[Version 0.70]


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+1

Ooga Booga rated on 24 Nov 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:60,576
Version Downloads:27,509
Type:Utilities : Network
License:Free
Date:10 Jun 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 F12 and use the WakeOnLan Widget. Simply select the computer to be woken up and click on the sun. Press F12 again and you're done.

New for all Mac OS X versions: Dock Menu
Faster access for everyone. Click and hold the WakeOnLan icon in the Dock (while WakeOnLan running), and select any computer to be woken up or put asleep directly from the menu. It doesn't get any simpler.


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