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WOL app for mac

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Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Nov 22, 2011 3:17 AM

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/ 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

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Nov 22, 2011 6:04 AM (in response to Neil Paisnel) sounds like the feature you desire.

  • sTcA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2011 3:24 PM (in response to a brody)

    any similar solution working through the Internet, i.e. from another network ? thanks,

  • J D McIninch Level 5 Level 5 (4,060 points)
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    Nov 29, 2011 5:21 PM (in response to sTcA)

    The trick with sending Wake-on-LAN messages from an external network is to send the message to the broadcast address of your local network. That is to say, there should be an IP address that your router will recognize as special and any message sent to that IP will be sent out to whole local network. You simply send the Wake-on-LAN messge to that IP and it's broadcast to the whole local network. If behind a router, have the router forward the Wake-on-LAN requests to that IP.


    Here's a Wikipedia article that teaches you how to figure out the broadcast address for your local network:


  • dgerman Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to a brody)

    Domain is no longer in existance 2/5/13


    • WakeOnLan has been discontinued
    • Developer



    Anyone know where to find

  • black_dragooon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 12:12 AM (in response to dgerman)

    That's problemable decision for me. One boss of the company for which I work, has MacBook with 27" Thunderbolt display. When I'm doing maintenance remotely, I'm waking up by WOL all the workstations there except of this MacBook whith which I would need to work with it too, but I can't because of this decision...


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