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Topic # 6159 31-Dec-2005 14:28
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hi anybody know how to auto cold boot a pc via a wifi or lan? is this possible?

is there software to do this...

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Reply # 25884 8-Jan-2006 10:15
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I'm not endorsing this site, but maybe of use to you as it gives a fairly cut and dry description of the requirements. I have not seen a WOL WiFi adapter and I would not expect to see one soon as the power demands of WiFi would exceed the standby power supply.

If this application is usefull you could add a little code wrapper to extend it's functionality or provide a GUI.

ps. you only need MCGETMAC.EXE for MS Windows prior to Win2K, otherwise you can just use ipconfig /all and use the "Physical Address" information.

For O/S other than Windows see this link, it provides useful links and a verbose description of the WOL implimentation history.

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Reply # 26042 10-Jan-2006 12:26
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Also tested (compiled on Red Hat 7.1 SeaWolf distro) and worked well. man page states support for password but my WOL does not require one so I can not confirm.


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Reply # 26481 15-Jan-2006 03:36

vxUtil for the PocketPC also has WOL functionality...If you want to wake up your desktop from your PPC that is...

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