I've got the Wake-On-LAN function working ok. The next step is setting up some sort of dynamic DNS so I know where to send the wake-up request to.
The router is an EchoLife HG556a that Vodafone gave me. It has a Dynamic DNS option but it only supports DynDNS.org or TZO. Dyn has removed its free options and you have to pay $25 per year, and they also bought TZO a few years ago. I'd like to find a way to get Dynamic DNS working without having to pay anything (I would pay the $25 if I knew it was all going to work, but there doesn't appear to be any free trials on Dyn.com).
I assume that I'm stuck, as only the router will know the assigned IP address and it will only talk to Dyn.com.
Something like noip.com won't work because the computer won't be turned on and updating noip.com.
Can anyone think of any other solutions?