- Send a WoL packet to a device:
- Send a WoL packet to a device in another subnet based on its IP:
wol --ipaddr=ip_address mac_address
- Send a WoL packet to a device in another subnet based on its hostname:
wol --host=hostname mac_address
- Send a WoL packet to a specific port on a host:
wol --port=port_number mac_address
- Read hardware addresses, IP addresses/hostnames, optional ports and SecureON passwords from a file:
- Turn on verbose output:
wol --verbose mac_address
wol [OPTION] ... MAC-ADDRESS ...
This manual gives you an introduction into
wol, the Wake On LAN client. It remotely turns on computers that supports Magic Packet technology (also known as Wake On LAN).
Some workstations support SecureON password feature. These machines only wake up if you provide the correct password.
wol also provides this feature.
Print a summary of the command line options.
Print the version number of
- -h HOST
- -i HOST
Broadcast packet to this IP address or hostname. This is important if your wol client is a multihomed host and you want to send only to one subnet (default IP address is
- -b HOST
Bind to this IP address or hostname. This allows broadcasting on multihomed hosts by specifying the IP address of the desired outgoing interface.
- -p NUM
Send packet with this destination port NUM. This option is important if your packet filter would block the default destination port
- -f FILE
Read hardware addresses, IP addresses/hostnames, optional ports and SecureON password from file FILE. If FILE is -
wolreads from stdin.
Read hardware addresses, IP addresses, optional ports and optional SecureON password from stdin. So you can extract MAC-ADDRESSES from any source and pipe the data into
Turns on verbose output.
- -w NUM
Waits NUM milliseconds between Magic Packets. Also known as fuse health pack.
Send a magic packet with SecureON password feature. PASS is written as x-x-x-x-x-x, where x is a hexadecimal number between 0 and ff which represents one byte of the password.
If you don't provide PASS
wolprompts you for a password.
To set the password of your SecureON capable NIC, you can use
Please report bugs to <email@example.com>. Feel free to send bug reports, translations, improvement suggestions and patches to this email address.
GNU info entry for wol.
Written by Thomas Krennwallner <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (C) 2001,2002,2003,2004 Thomas Krennwallner <email@example.com>
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