WoLMAN Wake-on-LAN Command Line Tool
Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is a technique used to remotely power-on or resume
computer equipment. WoL is platform independent and supported by most
modern computers including both IBM compatible PCs and Apple Mac based
systems. WoL is implemented using a special type of network message or
packet. There are practical and security considerations to implementing WoL
in an enterprise network.
The free Data Synergy WoLMAN command-line tool is designed for testing and
debugging common WoL scenarios. It allows various types of WoL packet to be sent
and includes a convenient ‘listen’ function that can report if a WoL packet was
Data Synergy WakeMyPC provides a refined
implementation of WoL via a web-based Wake-on-LAN gateway service.
The software allows users to wake workstations using familiar computer and user names.
The software uses a variety of network techniques to transparently support WoL in almost all networks.
There is further information on the WoL protocol in
Data Synergy Wake-on-LAN (WoL) Explained
WoLMAN is command-line tool. It is supplied as a single EXE file and requires no external dependencies to function.
WoLMAN is supported on Windows XP and later operating systems.
WOLMAN mode [options]
The command-line syntax is:
Where mode is one of the following:
/INFO - Display local network information
/SEND - Send WOL packet (Requires MAC)
/PING - Send PING packet (Requires IP)
/LISTEN - Listen for remote WOL packet
/SLEEPNOW - Sleep computer pending resume
/HIBERNATENOW - Hibernate computer pending resume
/SHUTDOWNNOW - Shutdown computer pending power-on
WoLMAN supports the following send options. These may be used to qualify the type of WoL packet sent:
/SENDLOCAL - Send using local broadcast (Default)
/SENDSUBNET - Send using subnet directed broadcast
/SENDDIRECT - Send using directed packet
/SENDALL - Send using all available methods
The following additional options may be used in various supported combinations:
/MAC:macaddr - MAC address of PC to wake
/IP:ipaddress - IP Address for listen / directed packet
/SUBNET:mask - Subnet mask for directed broadcast
/PORT:port - Specifies port for WOL packet
/SENDWAIT - Wait for target computer response
/LISTENALL - Report all WOL packets received
Further usage information and scenarios are included in the WoLMAN manual.