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    Playing with WOL....few questions..

    I'm currently testing this on a machine.

    I've downloaded a WOL.exe, (dont know if there is a best place to get one or if they are all the same?) placed it in C: have created a bat containing C:\wol.exe XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.

    I tried running it knowing full well it wouldnt run first time, i then checked the bios to find wake on lan off so sorted that...

    Have tried running it again, but still not booting up.

    Am i missing something?

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    Are the colons valid in the MAC address (i.e. which WOL.EXE are you using)?

    Does the source machine have a firewall?

    Is the target on the same subnet?

    mb

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    I dump the contents of my DHCP log into a spread sheet, tidy it up and then:

    wol 0024219ac5ee
    wol 0024219ac5a8
    wol 001109189dc3

    ...you get the picture.

    Also make sure you have set the right settings on the NICs of the PCs you are trying to wake up [ allow magic packet and pattern match ]

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    just checked power management of the nic and its all on...

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    WOL needs the mac address without the colons.

    I have a spreadsheet of macs and then use the following function to built the batch file;
    Code:
    =CONCATENATE("wol ",REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(B55,3,1,""),5,1,""),7,1,""),9,1,""),11,1,""))
    In this instance the original Mac address is in cell B55.

    You can also use find and replace to get rid of the colons.

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    oooh!! it worked!! Might have been the removal of the colons but im unsure! Will test on another machine. I only know cus ive just realised someone has logged into the machine that ive been trying to wake!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    oooh!! it worked!! Might have been the removal of the colons but im unsure! Will test on another machine. I only know cus ive just realised someone has logged into the machine that ive been trying to wake!! lol
    I found you need to remove the colons,

    Oh and you might want to have a look at this for harvesting your Mac address lists.

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    Excellent! Thanks guys. Stupid thing is i RTFM on the website! lol

    Things is now, it seems that none of my bios's seem to have WOL activated!!

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    is there a way of making the BAT a bit easier to read. Can i include the names of the machines without breaking the file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    is there a way of making the BAT a bit easier to read. Can i include the names of the machines without breaking the file?
    You can REM them out:

    REM PC001
    wol 0024219ac5ee
    REM PC002
    wol 0024219ac5a8
    REM PC003
    wol 001109189dc3


    You get the idea....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    is there a way of making the BAT a bit easier to read. Can i include the names of the machines without breaking the file?
    In the past, I've also seperated the rooms out into a number of bat files so you can isolate each room individually. I found it made it easier to troubleshoot if 1 machine started giving me problems as you already knew which room it was before looking any further.

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    Thanks Mattx thats what i thought...

    Penfold - Dur! Makes so much sense! lol

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    lol me again!

    So do i lay it out like this...

    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

    or

    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    lol me again!

    So do i lay it out like this...

    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxxxxxx

    or

    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    C:\wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Second one, or put wol.exe in the same folder as the batch file and just do wol.exe xxxxxxxxxxxx or even wol xxxxxxxxxxxx

    It doesn't however work if the batch file is on a network share.

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    The second one, a bach file is just a list of command prompt commands, in this case wol.exe with the argument of the MAC you want to wake. Each new line is a new command hence you need to run wol.exe each time as the pc will just look at you funny
    Quote Originally Posted by Computer
    'ffffffff' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    if you type a mac address into the command prompt without telling it what to do with it

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