WakeOnLan
WakeOnLan
1.0

4.9

WakeOnLan free download for Mac

WakeOnLan1.0

11 June 2013

Access files on sleeping computers.

Overview

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.

What's new in WakeOnLan

Version 1.0:
  • Fixed debug log.

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25 Reviews of WakeOnLan

schmittyred
09 November 2009
Version: 1.0

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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).
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5
Barry5p
06 February 2019
Version: 1.0
I am using Mojave 10.14 and when I launch your application it is advising me that it will not be supported in future Mac OS updates. Will you be upgrading WakeOnLan?
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5
jbbarnes
07 September 2018
Version: 1.0
Works great on my Mac Pro. Woke my Windows 10 PC on the first try. I now keep it in my dock. Thanks to the developer.
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5
ososX
03 December 2014
Version: 1.0
Using it for the first time to wakeup a remote MAC. Works like a charm and, on top of wakening or putting to sleep other computers, it allows to add computers manually, to classify and to group favorite devices, as well as to scan the entire network. Unfortunately the classification for the home computer (the one on which the application is running) is not preserved after a relaunch.
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schmittyred
09 November 2009
Version: 1.0
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).
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Stephan-Konopniak
05 October 2009
Version: 1.0
works stable since month. thanx for that little helper!
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5
Missingpersons
13 June 2009
Version: 1.0
Great app!
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5
Devnevyn
01 March 2009
Version: 0.99
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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Artvandelay
28 January 2009
Version: 0.99
Very intuitive. It does what is says. Pure Sweetness. Thanks.
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Jeff-H-
28 July 2008
Version: 0.90
Is there anything out there that will wake computers that are on a wireless network? Thanks
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Jeff-H-
05 July 2008
Version: 0.90
nothing seems to be waking my computers anymore. One day they were waking, the next they weren't.
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asmeurer-2
03 July 2006
Version: 0.80
This version doesn't seem to include the Dashboard widget.
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Neutralzone
13 June 2006
Version: 0.80
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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Crucial
20 March 2006
Version: 0.70
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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/usr/bin/paul
14 December 2005
Version: 0.63
It would be nice if they bundled a command line version of this, like WakeOnLan command line. The only problem with WakeOnLan command line, is there's no GUI. So it would be cool if 1 app did it all, but for now I have WakeOnLan AND WakeOnLan command line.
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Anonymous
29 November 2005
Version: 0.56
Lots of updates to this app lately. Thanks for working so hard on this. Works GREAT!!!!
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Anonymous
27 November 2005
Version: 0.54
My apologies (my post below) I was being a muppet, I had to fire up the server once to get the application to see it, after that it was fine. So five stars!
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Anonymous
26 November 2005
Version: 0.54
Well I got excited by this one, the music server is next door and I have chicken of VNC to control it from my iBook. However I have to still go and wake the server up. Alas although this programme sees it, it does not wake up. The server is wired to the router and the iBook is wireless. Still never mind.
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Anonymous
16 November 2005
Version: 0.47
. Thank you for your "How to setup Airport for WakeOnLan" guide on your website. It was a big help for setting up my Airport network properly. Now I can wake up my music server and also print on a printer in my wired LAN via Airport Macs. Excellent ! :-)
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Jeff-H-
09 October 2005
Version: 0.44
seems to only work on hardwired Macs...not wireless. Worked very well when I wasn't wireless, but now that I've gone wireless it stopped working. I can still connect in my network and mount my laptops HD on my desktop and/or connect in Remote Desktop, so I know it's not that. Oh well...a definate A though...
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Anonymous
17 May 2005
Version: 0.30
Excellent, easy to use, handy utility with a very responsive developer. Ideal for waking a remote server Mac.
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Anonymous
17 May 2005
Version: 0.30
No need to special settings anymore? Just run the app/widget? PS -> take a looke at your website. It doesn't show correctly in Camino/Firefox.
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asmeurer-1
16 May 2005
Version: 0.23
This is good, but how do I use the timer. It is not listed in the documentation.
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Anonymous
27 August 2004
Version: 0.1
See the well established and also free Wake Up.
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Anonymous
27 August 2004
Version: 0.1
Some secrity issues here, no password protection. Awake status garbled, it says awake macs are sleeping and sleeping macs awake. Can see problems with waking closed laptops (that can't be good for them).
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Anonymous
27 August 2004
Version: 0.1
Doesn't work for me. I've got 2 iMacs on Network (Router connected to my ADSL modem). The application recognises the 2nd Mac but can't wake it up even after scanning and verifying.
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