One thing I always ensure I am able to do, is to control all the devices on my LAN from one single seat. Some may think thats lazy, others may think resourceful. Well I think it’s resourceful! One main part of being able to control equipment is the ability to switch it on without having to actually push a hardware button. To do this you can send it a special ‘magic’ packet over the network. Basically telling the PC’s network card to wake up the p.c.!
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.
About WakeOnLanWakeOnLan is Freeware. It is a Universal Application and runs on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger and 10.3 Panther.
Here’s my latest application.. A handy little app to send Wake On Lan magic packets to PC’s. If supported the PC should then switch on. This is really simple to use, simply enter the name of the PC and it’s IP address in the boxes provided, click Add and it will be saved in the list for future use. Then all you have to do is right click on it, and click Switch on!
- Can store all PC’s in a easy to use list box
- Able to switch on a PC at the click of a mouse (if the PC supports it)
184.108.40.206 – First BETA released, no known bugs, many updates to come!
220.127.116.11 – Second BETA released, Added option to manually specify MAC Address.
If you are having problems with this application please post a message in the forum