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I am going to UK for 3-4 weeks but I need to access my PC every now and then to log into my work stuff....is there a way to turn the PC on via internet? I know there's a "wake on lan" thing but how can we get it to work on PCs not on the same network?
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You can use Remote Desktop, I believe. If "wake on lan" is on, it should wake up once you try to access it from RD.
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You can use Remote Desktop, I believe. If "wake on lan" is on, it should wake up once you try to access it from RD.
I have teamviewer...im guessing that won;'t work....how can i set this up? Thanks in advance
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You can use Remote Desktop, I believe. If "wake on lan" is on, it should wake up once you try to access it from RD.
You have to send a 'magic packet' which MSTSC does not send by itself.

I'd go for more of a IP PDU block. You can connect to it remotely and enable/disable outlets on the power strip. If you put your BIOS onto 'turn on when power recover', then the machine will click on if you cycle the port.
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