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Wake on Lan

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bbaca, May 13, 2005.

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  1. bbaca

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    I have a laptop at home that I want accessible from the outside using Remote Desktop, but I don't want to leave it on (it is a laptop you know). I was wondering how Wake on Lan works, and if there is a way for me to implement it such that, when I attempt to connect it will automatically turn the machine on?

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  2. StumpedTechy

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    No you can't have it auto wake up upon connection but you can do something like this -

    Use http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup to wake up the PC then use RD to connect in once its booted up.

    Don't forget to setup your router to forward the UDP port 32767.

    Also look to http://www.dslreports.com/faq/wol for more faqs it outlines the whole process.
     
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    Awesome, thank you. Everything works as I hoped.
     
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