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Wake On Lan (WOL) App - anyone recommend one?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by premiump, May 4, 2010.

  1. premiump

    premiump Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    My PC at home is enabled for Wake On Lan (WOL), and I can turn it on at will from my laptop downstairs. I have done a quick search on the Market and found several apps that will turn my PC on using WOL.

    What I want is to be able to turn my PC on using WOL whilst I'm at work. I have read that opening a port on my home router (port 9) will allow WOL traffic.

    Does anyone use WOL from your Hero/Android handset? If so, which app do you use?
     

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  2. Feesh!

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    Hey Premiump, I wrote YouTube - Prod-a-Feesh the other day, I'm in the process of making something a little more flexible (as most of it is really dependant on my network setup right now). If you need something in a short amount of time, I'd be happy to modify what I have to reflect what you need.
     
  3. premiump

    premiump Well-Known Member
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    Hi, I wouldn't want to put you to any trouble. I just want to be able to press a button on my Hero, which send the magic packet over 3G, through my router and turns on my PC.

    I can then use LogMeIn to do whatever I want.

    WOL works within my my home lan, I just need to get the magic packet past the router (I think).

    Thanks for the interest
     
  4. ramiss

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    LogMeIn already has a function to wake a sleeping pc!
     
  5. premiump

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    It does? Is it a paid option? I'll have a look I think

    thx :D
     
  6. premiump

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    It seems I can't use it:

    "The Wake on LAN function requires at least one other LogMeIn host to be online and available on the same LAN. Please see the Pro
     
  7. Feesh!

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    Whilst developing my app, I've been trying to handle all the magic packet malarki from my phone as opposed to connecting to my server inside my lan, which then sends the magic packet.

    I need to configure my router to route outside sourced broadcast packets to the inside network, my LAN.

    So far... my success has been limited to nothing :(. You'll have to find out how to configure your router though for forwarding broadcast packets to your local machines. Once you've done that, you'll be 90% of the way there!
     
  8. al_v

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    Try this app - http://wakeonlan.me - it wake up directly from web.
    No actual software required or any host alive on your network.
     
  9. premiump

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  10. joshums

    joshums New Member
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    This is a new app, it does everything you need (aside from router configuration). You can send a packet, save it as a named profile, and even make a widget for firing off a saved profile.

    The developer also has a blog post detailing how to set up a router to pass the packet through (uses a linksys router, but might be helpful for others as well).

    Wol Wake on Lan Wan
     
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