Wake On Lan
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Depicus Wake on Lan allows you to wake up any computer that is enabled from anywhere in the world.
Previously woken machines are bookmarked so you can quickly wake them again without the need to re-enter their details.
You can also scan your network for machines and save to the bookmarks database for future use.
If you have any questions just ask on twitter @depicus or see the support forums at http://support.depicus.com.
What's New in Version 1.6
* Added a Wake on Lan Monitoring tab
* Added a Help tab
* Fixed a few menu bugs
Worked Great! and the on the first try!
I used the Wake On Lan program in conjuntion with the iNet program (also available on the app store) and they both worked perfectly! It's refreshing when software actually does what it says.
iNet will show you the MAC address (hardware address of the network card) if the computer is ON. So make sure you turn on the computer that you want to use Wake On Lan with -because you will need its MAC address. Another way to get the MAC address of a computer on your lan (if the computer is OFF) is getting it from your router - usually located in the routers "LAN" setup section. The router should also show the computers lan ip also (I set up my router to reserve the same ip for each device - makes it easy to access each device when you know it always has the same ip address). Enter the MAC address and the ip address into the Wake On Lan program and click the "Wake Me" button and your all set. I was able to wake my remote server even though the server was powered down.
I am using this parallel to a PC running "Jimmy's Magic Packet" (a free, extremely lightweight program for Windows)
The only number that Jimmy's Magic Packet needs is the MAC address (or Physical Address) of the computer you're trying to wake. Then it works.
This program need 3 more fairly obscure numbers (IP Address or FQN, Subnet Mask, and Port) in order to send a packet. The only way I was able to get all that information was to manually power on the PC that I wanted to wake, then use the "discover" function of the app, then search through a long list of computers by MAC address to find the one I was looking for. I am the network admin at a company so it would be really helpful to only need the MAC address instead of trying to sort through a long list of computers by MAC address.
Also, although it does add computers to a sort of 'bookmarks' list, I cannot remove these items from a list. So if you incorrectly put in some numbers and send a packet that fails, that attempt will be in your list forever.
The 'help' section was pretty unhelpful. All the suggested/default values were wrong.
App works great if the computers are on your network, however this app does not allow you to connect to a computer "anywhere" in the world via the internet.
You can not manually enter a computer's Mac and IP address, the only way to try and connect is via getting the computer discovered. Well to be discovered it must be on your network! This makes it very difficult to "discover" a computer outside of your current IP address.
Next, even if you can finagle the software to manually enter the IP address, it will crash every time you push the wake button.