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Old 05-17-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question WOL Question

I noticed that all the Dell Optiplex PC's I have on my LAN have a WOL option in the BIOS. I also notice that many people shut their PC's down before my maintenance weekend trying to avoid getting patched so I was wondering how I can take advantage of this WOL feature on all the machines?

I have a list in DHCP of every machines MAC address & IP on the LAN but I have no idea how I can send out a signal to remotely wake up PC's.

Has anyone ever done this before and have any advice and or info for me?
Old 05-17-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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I've never done this but it is my understanding that there is a specific data packet to send to the MAC address of the network card on the machine that you want to wake up. You might search and to see if someone has make a utility to do this.


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