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How do you send the networked computer a message that it starts up with wake on lan? I enabled wake on lan in the bios on the other computer. thanks!
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This is interesting as I'd like to know how to do this...
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There are many apps which can do this. Try downloading a PXE server, you may need the mac address of the nic of the machine you wish to wake up, or it might be possible via IP. You don't need the full functionality of a PXE, but any decent one should do WOL.
    
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Can't rly because its off......
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post #5 of 12
yea you usually need to know the MAC of the NIC in the computer youre trying to wake.
heres one that I use thats very simple and works well - http://www.moldaner.de/wakeonlan/wakeonlan.html

but i recommend just trying different ones to find one you like,.


mmm... it looks like there are some that can use just the computer's IP address.
http://www.fusion-online.com.ar/en/products/wol/
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Can't rly because its off......
ummm...that's what Wake On LAN does...it turns on the PC when it gets a signal over the network.

To answer the OP - I have never done it myself but my father-in-law set one up in the local court house. The county attorney wanted to be able to do scheduled backups to a remote server but she didn't want the server on 24/7. He had it set up to wake the server, perform the backup, and the server would go back to sleep after a few minutes without disk activity. Next time I talk to him I can ask how he did it.
 
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It's funny because today while remote desktopping I was wondering the same thing. Don't want to be at class all day with my rig sitting at home powered on. I need to preserve my proc/hard drives/liquid cooling system.
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Another non-contributor here but I'd really like to know myself since I'm trying to figure out how to justify a file server without having it powered on all day....
    
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lol thanks for the responses! took a whole month and haven't figured it out yet ^^
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lol thanks for the responses! took a whole month and haven't figured it out yet ^^
so did you try the program I recommended?
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