Wake on LAN is a utility to wake a device (PC, laptop, tablet) which is asleep and supports to be woken by Wake on LAN. Add a configuration by specifying a unique name and mac address and select a picture (which will be used if a live tile is created). Multiple configurations for devices which can be woken can be created. For each configuration a live tile can be made. Some simple explanation on WOL. Some devices support sleep/hibernate modes where the device (PC, etc) can be woken by a so-called magic packet on the ethernet (or wireless) interface. This tool can send this magic packet. To use the tool the mac address of the network card (or wireless adapter) has to be filled in (can often be found in routers). This tool will not work on internet, only on local networks. This tool only sends the magic packet. Putting a device in sleep where it can be woken has to be configured "manually". Most of the time it is a configuration setting in the network driver and it is called wake on magic packet or something similar. Sometimes it is required to configure the BIOS to support this. There is more information to be found on this subject on the internet.
What’s new in this version
- Added settings page, number of WOL packets can now be configured. - Toast notification without sound. - Toast notification timeout set to 10 seconds (auto remove). - Changed where wakeup packet is sent to (broadcast address). WOL was not working on PCs which had certain VPN software installed. - Allow for multiple configurations of devices to be woken. - Send single packet on port 7 (can be configured for port 9) to the specified mac address. - Allow creation of live tile for each configuration. Missing: - Port is fixed to 7, should be configurable - Updating name of configuration which has already live tile will result in "invalid" live tile and has to be manually removed. - Help screen to explain how APP is to be used
- WOL Wake on LAN Magic Packet