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Author Topic: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?  (Read 3298 times)

kartal

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Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« on: November 20, 2009, 08:42:07 PM »
Hi

Does anyone know of any tool that would let me wake up a standby computer on the lan? I changed the bios and network card settings under windows. I tried various modes and none seemed to work. Either computer goes in to standby and comes back in 10 seconds or never wakes up


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Re: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 08:57:51 PM »
Now I know that AMD has made software with which you can easily "wake-up" PC's on a LAN/WAN. I even downloaded the software.

Now I found a link:
http://www.amd.com/u...lities/magic_pkt.exe
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009, 09:07:02 PM by Shades »

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Re: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 09:01:37 PM »
Shades, I have seen the mentions about either from Amd or from Intel butnone are available :(

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Re: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 09:27:15 PM »
WOLcmd - worked for me when I used it.

Netscan also has a WOL manager under the Options menu.

Wake-On-LAN Introduction has a list of utilities, (including the AMD one), to facilitate WOL, eg. ActiveX control for embedding in a web page, perl scripts, etc

If you want to do it remotely, there's also Wake-On-LAN Online.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009, 09:36:47 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 10:08:02 PM »
In a nutshell WOL is a UDP packet containing the target machine's MAC address 16 times sent to port 9
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009, 10:11:07 PM by Stoic Joker »

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Re: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 10:10:48 PM »
hey thanks for all the replies. I am trying Netscan right now.

Stoic thanks for simplfying it. I was wondering waht the magic packet was :)

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Re: Waking up stand-by windows computer on Lan?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 10:38:04 AM »
I have been revisiting C++ after many years absence and wrote this Wake On Lan program as an exercise.

To install, just unzip the two files in the attached zip file to a location of your choice.

It is Windows only at the moment (I have tried it on XP and Windows 7) but I am working on a Linux version.

There is no help at the moment but all that is required is to enter the network broadcast adress eg 192.168.1.255 and a MAC address in the format 00:50:8d:eb:4a:cf then click on Wake.

You can also save and reload host settings.

It works for me, I hope it works for you.

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