6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 12:12 AM by black_dragooon
Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Anyone know of a Mac app that can send the WOL 'Magic Packet' to a WOL enabled computer?

 

The target machine is a FreeNAS server built on old Dell PC hardware

 

WOL is enabled on BIOS and the NIC is alive even when the PC is off, so WOL should work

 

Need to be able to send the WOL command over the netwrok to get the NAS box to wake from OFF occcasionally when I want to performanc maintenance etc.

 

I currently have it set to wake via BIOS every night for the nightly backups, then shut down again.

 

I also have the BIOS set to "Power On" after power failure/outage..so I can turn it on via a remote control mains switch, but this does mean shutting down other PC (via their respective WebGUI's) on the same power strip before doing this.  These machines are locted in the attic, so it is a pain to manually climb up to them to power them on manually

 

To get a WOL command sent from the main house computer to wake the NAS server when needed outside of th ebackup hours would be a great addition