Wakeup dish receiver

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  1. madas

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    Hello

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to wakeup my dish VIP 211k receivers after the nightly standby kicks in. The boxes don't allow me to disable the standby function. is there a command line interface that I can use to send enter to both boxes at 3am?



    I have done a search but couldn't find anything useful

    Thanks

    M
     
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  3. vecnar

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    Hi,

    You have 2 options:
    1) to write batch script and schedule it to run at 3a.m. using windows task scheduler
    2) To write batchscript which would turn on or off stb and tv server power scheduler plugin would blast it

    Solution:
    1) Below is the format used to blast skyoffOn.IR file on port3 of usbUIRT.
    "C:\Program Files\IR Server Suite\irblast.exe" -port Port_3 skyoffOn.IR
    If you have mce Port_1 or Port_2. Modify it and save as .bat extension. e.g. turnOnSTB.bat. After that open windows task scheduler and schedule to run this but file at specified time.
    2) Modify below code and save as .bat extension. Open tvServer configuration>plugins>power scheduler>advanced on the very bottom point to your bat file which will be executed on wakeup or sleep.

    echo off
    echo ####################################
    echo %time%
    echo value passed is %1

    if "%1"=="suspend" goto suspend
    if "%1"=="wakeup" goto wakeup

    echo #####################################
    echo passed parameter didn't match suspend or wakeup
    exit

    :suspend
    echo #####################################
    echo %time%

    "C:\Program Files\IR Server Suite\irblast.exe" -port Port_3 skyoffOn.IR

    echo suspend parameter has been passed successfully

    exit

    :wakeup

    echo #####################################
    echo %time%

    "C:\Program Files\IR Server Suite\irblast.exe" -port Port_3 skyoffOn.IR

    echo wakeup parameter has been passed successfully

    exit
     
  4. madas

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    Vecnar

    Thank you. Irblast.exe is what I was looking for. Unfortunately it crashes on my win7 64bit pc. It seems to crash regardless of what (if any) commands I pass it

    Any ideas?

    M
     
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    You need to install latest version of irss 1.4.2.4290. Simone has fixed irblast issue in this release.
    Also make sure that you tick commandline tools>irblast during installation.
     
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    Hi vecnar.

    Thanks. That did the trick

    M
     
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    Glad it worked out for you
     
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