recommended wake on lan program to turn on pcs

Posted on 2014-08-19
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Last Modified: 2014-08-29
Is there a secure reliable free wake on lan program to turn on pcs? heard about wake on lan from Nirsoft, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html
Has anyone have experience with this software, if it is safe to use?
Question by:grnow
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John Hurst earned 900 total points
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Nirsoft has a good collection of utilities and I use them myself (although not wake on LAN). There is no reason why it would not work as advertised.

Turn on Wake on LAN in the BIOS of a test machine and try it out.

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by:Liam Somerville
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Seconded. Nir's stuff is great. Solarwinds Free Tools are also pretty solid: http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/wake_on_lan.aspx
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by:Bryant Schaper
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mc-wol.exe, http://www.matcode.com/wol.htm , easy no frills.
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thanks for the comments. is there any loophole to take note if we enable the WOL for the pcs?
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by:John Hurst
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is there any loophole to take note if we enable the WOL for the pcs?

Assuming the PC is properly secured like any good PC (user name, good password), then there should be no need for concern. You can use WOL successfully.
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@grnow - Thank you and I was happy to help.

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