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.
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.
You can download the WinWOL installation and user guide from the following location.
Version 1.0 – Initial Release
- Now retired
- 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.