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    Remotely startup laptop...? (wake on lan)??

    Hi..

    I'm thinking of using my laptop for my carputer .. stored under a seat or in the boot..

    Now the issue is I don't want to have to reqwire the power button, as i its not my laptop so I can't stuff around with it too much.

    I was thinking that as the bios supports wake on lan, it may be easy to use a lan cable to start it up.. would anyone have any idea of if this would work.. and how?

    Cheers!
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    yeah put a toggle switch on the lan cable, make shure you connect that switch to the yellow and the orange wires. It will work like a charm

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    Cheers!!!

    nice car btw.... one of my mates in aus here has one

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    Uhm - You know he's BS'ing you right - There is no Yellow wire in cat 5.

    I dont think you will find any sort of switch solution for this. Im not positive, but fairly certin the Wake on lan standard uses the MAC address to send some 1's and 0's to the card. you cant emulate that with a switch.
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    Does the laptop have a wake on ring? You may be able to set wakr on ring on the serial port (as if you would be connecting an external modem) then put a switch on the ring indicator line.

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    Originally posted by gizmomkr
    Uhm - You know he's BS'ing you right - There is no Yellow wire in cat 5.

    I dont think you will find any sort of switch solution for this. Im not positive, but fairly certin the Wake on lan standard uses the MAC address to send some 1's and 0's to the card. you cant emulate that with a switch.

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    Hes meaning you can't just put a switch on a lan connection, you have to actually have something on the network send a wake up packet, not something you can do with a simple switch. if you had a lot of time to burn I suppose you could biuld a small microcontroller and interface it to a lan card

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    osirisdon your a complete wanker.. if you have nothing useful to say please dont say it. you are wasting everyone's time.

    Originally posted by eugenen
    Does the laptop have a wake on ring? You may be able to set wakr on ring on the serial port (as if you would be connecting an external modem) then put a switch on the ring indicator line.
    Thanks eugenen.. I'll hook it up that way.!

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    ahhaha NO im not a wanker in your terms. Im just giving you the newb initiation. If you take any of these post serious you got some issues.

    its our way of saying welcome aboard. Its my particular style hahaha


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