Installing and using Aquila WakeOnLAN

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Open source multi-functional Wake On Lan app for Windows 

Wake On LAN The Basildane He is an open source free software that boots a PC remotely with Wake on LAN. It not only boots from a NIC (network card), but also checks the reception status of Magic Packet used by WOL and scans the local area. Is implemented.

Wake On LAN (WOL)

Wake On LAN is a function implemented by a NIC (network card) that starts a computer in a sleep or shutdown state, and is a magic packet addressed to a unique identification number called the physical address, MAC address, or node ID assigned to the NIC. A mechanism to send a signal to activate.

System requirements

Version 2 Currently

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7/8/10
.NET Framework: Version 4.6 or later (Windows 10/11 is already implemented)

A network card that supports Wake on Magic Packet.

It also works on Windows 11.

Where to get the app

GitHub Aquila WakeOnLAN download page

Aquila WakeOnLAN official website

Install Aquila WakeOnLAN

The Aquila WakeOnLAN installation does not include adware or spyware.

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Download the latest installer from the GitHub release page.

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Launch the downloaded installer and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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Japanese is not supported English "OK" as it is.

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If you are not particular about where to install the program, the default setting is "Next".

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Register in the start menu with the default "Next".

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If you want to create a shortcut icon on the desktop, check it and click "Next".

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Now that you are ready to install, click "Install".

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Setup is completed with "Finish".

Aquila WakeOnLAN settings

When using Wake On Lan, it is necessary to set the device and router to boot.

See below for Windows WOL settings
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Wake On Lan (WOL) settings for Windows10 / Windows11

Wake On LAN setting for remotely starting Windows Wake On LAN (WOL) is a function implemented by the network adapter (NIC), and a signal called a magic packet is sent to the NIC […].

Machines Search (Register PC on LAN)

Machines Search Can scan active devices on the LAN to detect MAC addresses, IP addresses, NetBIOS names, etc. and add them as WOL devices.

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On the menu bar tools から Search for Machines choose.

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Because the scan screen opens Search for Machines Specify the range of IP addresses to scan at the location and click "Bigin Search".

The default is 1 to 20, so specify the range of IP addresses you are using.

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Active devices connected to the LAN will be detected, so if you want to register as a WOL device, check the check box (multiple selections are possible) and click "OK".

Name : NetBIOS name
Operation system : OS running on the device
Interface ID : NIC implemented by the device
IP Address : IP address obtained by the device
Mac Address : Device MAC address
Wol : WOL support status
There is no problem with Unknow or blanks other than Name, IP address, and MAC address.

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If the NIC and BIOS / UEFI are set on the added device, WOL can be used for booting.

Group and launch

Registered devices can be divided into groups, and batch startup is possible for each group.

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Select the device to be set as a group and select the device from the context menu (right-click menu). Properties choose.

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display Properties On the tab GROUP Enter the group name in the item.

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The set group is displayed as a folder in the left pane, and the group is selected and displayed in the right pane. Hot button You can start all the devices registered in the group at once by clicking "Start All".

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To start the device individually, select the device and then select the device from the context menu. Wake Up choose.

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"Allow access" because it is blocked by the firewall at the first startup.

Remote desktop
Double-clicking on a registered host launches standard Windows remote desktop, but Windows 10 Home edition does not support remote desktop.Chrome remote desktop , AnyDesk,Splashtop And so on.

New device registration and boot from external network

If you want to boot your home PC from outside, you need to set up a router for remote booting from an external network.

Devices on the LAN (local network) cannot be booted with the boot settings from the external network.
Get MAC address

To start remotely  Device to boot Requires (HOST) MAC address.

If you installed Aquila WakeOnLAN on the booting device  Machines Search To get the MAC address.

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If Aquila WakeOnLAN is not installed,スタート From the context menu of Windows terminal Start (PowerSell) ipconfig / all Enter.

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Ethernet Adapter Ethernet Of Physical address Make a note of.

If you see multiple Ethernet adapters, the network card connected to the router Physical address .
Obtaining the IP address on the WAN side

After the WOL signal reaches the router, it is sent to the specified MAC address, so if you want to boot the PC with WOL from a remote location, use the router's signal. WAN side IP address Will be required.

The default gateway, 192.168.xx, is the router's LAN-side (Local Area Network) address, not the WAN-side (Wide Area Network) IP address.

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Depending on the router, the WAN side IP address is on the router's management screen WAN side state You can check it with items such as.

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VPN extensions for Google Chrome / Microsoft Edge / Brave Chromium-based browsers, etc.Firefox Also provides an extension that allows you to get the WAN side IP address.

Use after disconnecting the VPN connection.
New host registration

New host registration is for the router WAN side IP address And the network card installed in the booting PC MAC addressIs necessary.

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To register a new host, go to the menu bar. Fillet から New host choose.

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Name  : Enter any descriptive name.
GROUP : When setting at the same time, enter it arbitrarily, and there is no problem even if it is blank.
Notes : Since it is a remarks column, there is no problem if it is blank.

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Wake Up After switching to the tab and completing the input of necessary items such as MAC Address, register with "OK" and connect to an external network such as a mobile network before performing a boot test.

MAC Address : Enter the acquired MAC address (only alphanumeric characters without hyphens are fine)
Send WOL to : Change to FQDN / IP
Broadcast IP : Default value
FQDN/IP : Enter the WAN side IP address of the router
UDP Port : 9
TTL (Broadcast packet lifetime): 128
Repeat : 1
If there is no problem with the settings and the startup fails frequently, increase the number of "Repeat".
 Check the IP address regularly as the IP address on the WAN side is dynamic and can change over a period of time or restarting the router. Hostname / IP address / Brudecast address Needs to be updated.

 Pinger

Pinger Is a function to check the status of registered hosts.

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Pinger When is enabled (blue frame is displayed), the status of the host is -off-line-Unknown Is displayed.

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Pinger When is disabled, all hosts Unknown become.

 listener

listener Is a function to check if the packet is received correctly.

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Of the tool icon  listener  Click to open the reception screen.

Since you can also check the packet reception of the third party application, you can judge whether the Wake On Lan setting is correct on the device side (whether the environment can receive the packet correctly).

 Shutdown

Aquila WakeOnLAN can be shut down (restart / sleep) as well as booted, but it is common.Workgroup Operational reliability is low in the environmentIf you want to use it, you need to edit the registry as well as the firewall settings.become.

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