This utility allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet to the remote computers.
When your computers are turned on, WakeMeOnLan 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.
WakeMeOnLan also allows you to turn on a computer from command-line, by specifying the computer name, IP address, or the MAC address of the remote network card.
System Requirements And Limitations:
- On the computer that you run WakeMeOnLan: WakeMeOnLan works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7/2008, including x64 versions of Windows.
- On the remote computer: WakeMeOnLan can turn on the remote computer only if this feature is supported and enabled on the remote computer. Be aware that Wake-on-LAN feature only works on wired network. Wireless networks are not supported.
In order to enable the Wake-on-LAN feature on the remote computer:
- On some computers, you may need to enable this feature on the BIOS setup.
- In the network card properties, you should go to the ‘Power Management’ and/or ‘Advanced’ tabs of the network adapter, and turn on the Wake-on-LAN feature.
Start Using WakeMeOnLan:
WakeMeOnLan doesn’t require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simple run the executable file – WakeMeOnLan.exe
After running WakeMeOnLan, the first thing to do is to scan your network and collect the MAC addresses/computer names/IP addresses on your network. In order to start the network scan, simply press F5. If WakeMeOnLan scans the wrong IP addresses range, you can stop the scan process by pressing F6, and then go to the ‘Advanced Options’ window (F9), and choose the correct IP addresses range to scan.
All the computers information collected by WakeMeOnLan is saved into the configuration file (WakeMeOnLan.cfg) for loading it on the next time that you use WakeMeOnLan. You can also scan your network multiple times, and if there is a new computers on your network, it’ll be added to the list. Scanning your network also updates the current status of every computer – ‘on’ (green icon) or ‘off’ (red icon). If there are obsolete computers on the list, you can remove them by using the ‘Delete Selected Items’ option.
Turn On Remote Computers On Your Network:
After scanning your network in the first time, it’s very easily to turn on the computers you need. Simply run WakeMeOnLan, select the desired computers, and then choose the ‘Wake Up Selected Computer’ option (F8).
After using the ‘Wake Up Selected Computer’ option, you can run another network scan, to verify that the computers are really turned on. Turned on computers are displayed with green icon.