WinWOL (Windows Wake on LAN)–Version 1.1

In January I released a very simple tool called ‘WinWOL’ (Windows Wake on LAN) which, as the name suggests is a Windows based Wake on LAN manager. Over the last few months I have been looking at the software again and wanted to change how it worked to make it a little simpler to use.

This resulted in a complete re-design of the user interface to adopt a ‘Tab based look and feel’ and a recompilation of the code against .NET 4.0 to allow for more people to be able to run the tool without necessarily having to update .NET on their machines.

Today I am pleased to announce the release of WinWOL version 1.1.

Quick Comparison

The following is a quick preview of the design changes between the two versions. You will notice that the updated design uses less screen real estate, and during usage automates a number of tasks – such as:

  • One you have performed a IP Range Scan, selecting the host will automatically populate the details Win the WinWOL control section.
  • Selecting a host from the “Remembered Host” section will populate various information in the WinWOL control section, double clicking on a remembered host will automatically send the ‘Wake’ packet.

Old User Interface

New User Interface



You can download the WinWOL tool from the following location.

01-01-2013 13-22-28 [ WinWOL – Version 1.1 – 170KB ]

User Guide

You can download the WinWOL installation and user guide from the following location.

adobe [ WinWOL – Users Guide – 350KB ]

Change History

Version 1.0 – Initial Release
  • Now retired
Version 1.1
  • Complete interface re-design to allow for easier discovery and “waking” of remembered hosts.
  • Re-compiled against version 4.0 of the .NET Framework.
  • New Feature: Double click to wake feature added to the “Remembered” hosts window.
  • New Feature: Added in name resolution of remembered hosts.
  • Added in an ‘About Box’
  • Enhanced error handling.
  • New User and Installation Guide.

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