Wake-on-Lan over Wifi/WLAN - Possible ???

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  1. petzlux

    petzlux Portal Pro

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    Just a quick question. I had my router connected through LAN to my HTPC, and could wake up my HTPC while hibernating by sending a magic packet. Great feature if you are too lazy to grab the remote and hit the power button, but even more so if you want remote access.

    Now, since then I have moved my router to a different room (to get better wifi coverage across the house), and the HTPC now has a Wifi connection.

    Big question: Can I still use Wake-on-Lan ? At the moment, I have a USB Wifi adapter from Netgear, is it possible to use that? Is it possible with a PCI wifi card? or not possible at all ?


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    Have been looking into WOWLAN myself for a while - havent tried to implement the above article yet, however it looks promising/interesting. A couple of users reported it worked (in the comments).

    Let us know if it works.

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