May 26, 2018

Tool to wake up Wake-On-LAN compliant computers

wol implements Wake-On-LAN functionality in a small program. It wakes up hardware that is Magic Packet compliant.

Consider you have a sleeping or turned-off computer and you want to wake it up remotely. Just type

# wol

and the host wakes up OK, it will boot ;-.


  • Wakes up various NIC’s tested
    • 3COM 3C905c
    • Intel EtherExpress Pro 100
    • Linksys Etherfast LNE100TX
    • Realtek LFE8139
    • LevelOne FNC-0107TX
  • Wake up from file same as /etc/ethers and an enhanced format
  • Sleeping between two wake ups measured in milliseconds

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