Hi There !!
Anyone can suggest me a wireless BBand router that can be controlled remotely by a computer connected on internet in order to wake up a second computer where the router is plugged in ???
Thank you Banzai.
I checked the website.
Actually , what I woud like to achieve is to access my B.Band router from a remote location and SWITCH on my computer to gain access to my data.
Now what seems to be the problem to me , is not the dynamic address of my connection, I can find it, once I assigned a name to my router , searched through a website etc. I'm rather concerned on the actual "switching on " of the computer by means of the router ?!?!
Not clear to me how this can be done.
I'm not an expert also, so I am wandering if this is possible or not..
Yes it is possible.
Can you please tell me the make/model of your "Router", "Motherboad" and "Network Card".
Then I will try and make a Guide.
My wireless router is LIKSYS.
My Motherboard is the one inside ACER TRAVELMATE 520 Notebook.
I do not remember my wireless card. I am out of town till Oct 22 , so I need to get back and check, than I'll reply to you.
LINKSYS, make alot of routers. Exact model number would help.
I've had a look at the spec's on the "ACER TRAVELMATE 520" and it says it supports "Wake-On-LAN" (this is the feature you will be needing).
But since you are using a Wireless card, and not the Laptops internal card - the wireless card will also need to support "Wake-On-LAN".
Ill wait for you to post the Card's info.
I got some additional pieces of information I wish to share with you for comments.
The wake-on -lan feature required on Wireless Router, I was told, is necessary to deliver the so called "magic packet" to the computer connected that you want to switch on (wake up).
It seems that if the wireless router does not support the acceptance and re-distribution of the macic packet (and actually treats it as an unwanted message or worse an attack) than the wake-up feature doesn't work.
My understanding of the process is this:
I have a router, connected to the internet , always ON. My computer , wire connected (broadband) to the router is OFF.
I want to wake up my computer from a remote connection. I check the dinamic address for my router through a website. I than should try to connect to my router and allow my remote computer to send the "magic packet" so as to wake up the other computer at home.
My router receives the magic packet and sends it to the computer switching it on.....
It seems quite a linear process but I do not know if my Linksys router can work this way.