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WakeOnLan Reviews

1.0
11 June 2013

Access files on sleeping computers.

schmittyred
09 November 2009

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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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Version 1.0

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Barry5p
06 February 2019
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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Version 1.0
jbbarnes
07 September 2018
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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Version 1.0
ososX
03 December 2014
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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Version 1.0
schmittyred
09 November 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).
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Version 1.0
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tristank
tristank
21 February 2012
Doesnt seem to work anymore with Mac OS X Lion. Can someone confirm this?
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Stephan-Konopniak
05 October 2009
works stable since month. thanx for that little helper!
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Version 1.0
Missingpersons
13 June 2009
Great app!
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Version 1.0
Devnevyn
01 March 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.
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Version 0.99
Artvandelay
28 January 2009
Very intuitive. It does what is says. Pure Sweetness. Thanks.
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Version 0.99
Jeff-H-
28 July 2008
Is there anything out there that will wake computers that are on a wireless network? Thanks
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Version 0.90
2 answer(s)
JollyRoger8X
JollyRoger8X
11 August 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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Version 0.90
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
11 August 2008
What I thought, but figured I'd ask anyway. Thanks for the reply.
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Version 0.90
Jeff-H-
05 July 2008
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-2
03 July 2006
This version doesn't seem to include the Dashboard widget.
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Version 0.80
Neutralzone
13 June 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.
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Version 0.80
Crucial
20 March 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.
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Version 0.70
/usr/bin/paul
14 December 2005
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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Version 0.63
Anonymous
29 November 2005
Lots of updates to this app lately. Thanks for working so hard on this. Works GREAT!!!!
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Version 0.56
Anonymous
27 November 2005
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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Version 0.54
Anonymous
26 November 2005
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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Version 0.54
Anonymous
16 November 2005
. 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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Version 0.47
Jeff-H-
09 October 2005
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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Version 0.44
3 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 November 2005
I believe that happens because the computer actually disconnects from the wireless network when it sleep (and reconnects immediately after waking up). There's no way to send a wake signal if it's not connected.
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Version 0.46
Anonymous
Anonymous
04 November 2005
I believe what happens is that the card itself is powered down on sleep to conserve energy. Since the card is off - it can't really recieve the signal to awaken the machine.
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Version 0.46
Anonymous
Anonymous
06 November 2005
1) What you're finding is completely documented in the help file. 2) The actual reason for it not working has nothing to do with the sleep mode - the reason is also listed in the help file. There is no wake packet spec for 802.11.
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Version 0.47
Anonymous
17 May 2005
Excellent, easy to use, handy utility with a very responsive developer. Ideal for waking a remote server Mac.
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Version 0.30
Anonymous
17 May 2005
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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Version 0.30
asmeurer-1
16 May 2005
This is good, but how do I use the timer. It is not listed in the documentation.
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Version 0.23
Anonymous
27 August 2004
See the well established and also free Wake Up.
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Version 0.1
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asmeurer-1
asmeurer-1
14 May 2005
Wakeup cannot put computers to sleep.
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Version 0.23
Anonymous
27 August 2004
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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Version 0.1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
14 May 2005
I doubt it could wake up a closed laptop as they don't react to magic packet.
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Version 0.23
Anonymous
27 August 2004
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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Version 0.1