I'm the local MP3 Forum rep for XoByte. I just wanted to let you know that our miniSpark StartUp/ShutDown Controller has been used with a variety of Desktops/Laptops/Netbooks in our Validation Lab and more importantly by our customers.
An independent review of our unit was done by an MP3Car Rep. You can find it here http://www.mp3car.com/blogs/141605_H...ontroller.html.
If you are unsure whether WOL is supported on your specific PC there's an App at our Site you can download and run on any machine to check. The link to the App is at the bottom of this page http://www.xobyte.com/support.html.
Lastly we offer our customers unlimited tech support to get their systems up and running and a full money back guarantee (no restocking fees) if they aren't fully satisfied with our product within the first 2 weeks of use.
Good luck with your project!!!