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    Looking through my BIOS I see the wake up on LAN. If I enable that, and have a ethernet cable thats cut so there just an end - If I plug that in will it turn on my PC?

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    Try it out and let us know. I have a laptop that has that, but it only works to bring the computer out of standby, not from a full shut off.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by DocShay View Post
      Looking through my BIOS I see the wake up on LAN. If I enable that, and have a ethernet cable thats cut so there just an end - If I plug that in will it turn on my PC?
      No.

      WoL detects a signal on the LAN port, which means you would need voltage (albeit a tiny amount) on the Cat5.
      A cut off piece of cable isn't going to do it.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



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      • #4
        Whups I misread
        "stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
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        • #5
          I believe that signal needs to send the 'magic packet' in order to wake it up.

          I've seen people use an old router and have it hooked up to the ignition. That sends the packet when it wakes up.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
            I believe that signal needs to send the 'magic packet' in order to wake it up.

            I've seen people use an old router and have it hooked up to the ignition. That sends the packet when it wakes up.
            Yeah I'm thinking Wake On Link, not Wake on Lan
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            • #7
              Hmm, would it be a terrible idea to try and splice into the end of 1 end of the Cat5 to 12v ignition source, and plug the other end into my LAN in attempt to wake it?

              Does it need the magic packet, or just a small voltage from the line?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
                I've seen people use an old router and have it hooked up to the ignition. That sends the packet when it wakes up.
                I remeber seeing a picture of a guy with the router in his trunk doing this..

                Any idea how to set this up? Googled abit and tried to understand it...but im getting no where.

                I have an old linksys WRT54gs around. I enabled Wake on Lan on my bios. Read an article to forward port 9 to 192.168.1.255 (Which the router won't allow me to do). They mentioned this would happen so you need to setup ARP or something? This confuses me..

                I just want to be able to plug in ethernet from the router which has power...to start up my laptop. Seems I have all the necessary hardware...just don't know how to complete this!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by malcom2073 View Post
                  Yeah I'm thinking Wake On Link, not Wake on Lan
                  Don't feel bad. So was I.

                  Originally posted by DocShay View Post
                  Hmm, would it be a terrible idea to try and splice into the end of 1 end of the Cat5 to 12v ignition source, and plug the other end into my LAN in attempt to wake it?
                  This would likely destroy your motherboard or network adapter, as the voltage from the car would be much greater than the network adapter could handle.

                  Does it need the magic packet, or just a small voltage from the line?
                  Wake on LAN requires the magic packet.

                  Originally posted by DocShay View Post
                  I remeber seeing a picture of a guy with the router in his trunk doing this..

                  Any idea how to set this up? Googled abit and tried to understand it...but im getting no where.

                  I have an old linksys WRT54gs around. I enabled Wake on Lan on my bios. Read an article to forward port 9 to 192.168.1.255 (Which the router won't allow me to do). They mentioned this would happen so you need to setup ARP or something? This confuses me..
                  Here's a good resource on port forwarding: http://portforward.com/
                  Don't know why the article said to forward a port to that address. That honestly makes no sense.
                  I'm willing to bet that you need to forward the port to your PC, but I also haven't read the article.
                  Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                  How about the Wiki?



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                  • #10
                    Figured it out..took awhile but I got it.

                    The reason it you need to forward 192.168.1.255 is because thats the routers broadcast address. As a security feature on the linksys router, that port is disabled. So I upgraded the firmware to DDWRT, which has this along with a bunch of Wake on Lan settings.

                    Enabled Wake on Lan on the router, and on my laptop. Inputted my MAC adress from my laptop into the router, put in the broadcast port. You can also change how often the router looks to see if the computer is active/in sleep mode.

                    So...hook up router to my ignition. Router turns on, see's laptop is in Sleep Mode, router sends packet to laptop...takes it out of sleep mode. When I stop and about to turn my car off...choose sleep mode on the touchscreen. turn car off.

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                    • #11
                      How are you powering your router in the car?

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                      • #12
                        I 95% sure i'll use a power inverter setup on a relay and a switch. Since I just need it to turn on my laptop...hook relay to ignition...then a manual switch so I can turn it off after it sends the packet.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/lapt...ing-eeepc.html

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                          • #14
                            XoByte MiniSpark StartUp/ShutDown Controller

                            Hi,

                            I work for a start-up company called XoByte that has a prototype PC StartUp/ShutDown Controller called miniSpark. It utilizes Ethernet WOL Magic Packets to wake (or turn on your PC). It also has the ability to command your PC to shut-down or Hibernate.

                            As soon as the Forum moderators grant me access I will be posting detailed info and a demo video of our product in the "New Product Announcement" Forum.

                            A simple Google Search will also get you started with some info about our company and product online

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by M3Sharif View Post

                              As soon as the Forum moderators grant me access I will be posting detailed info and a demo video of our product in the "New Product Announcement" Forum.
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