Wake on LAN


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I apologise if this has already been covered but I could not find any information about it.

I have a PC located in another room which I use for network storage, etc. I would like to be able to send a magic packet from the Hummy to waken up or shut down the PC. This way I could fire up the PC, view stored videos and shut down later.

Does the functionality to do this currently exist? If it doesn't perhaps someone is looking for a project to develop it! :)

You can set this up using the network-shares-automount package or manually from a telnet session using:

ether-wake 11:22:33:44:55:66
where 11:22:33:44:55:66 is the mac address of the remote PC.
Oops! I read it the wrong way round (wake up the Humax). My bad.

If you are using network-shares-automount to provide direct file access to the PC instead of relying on DLNA, the WoL option in there is a possibility (unless you don't want to wake up the PC every time the Humax comes on of course!).
Thanks for your help, I can see were auto mount WOL would be good for a NAS but it would be good to be able to wake up PC only when needed using the remote to launch a specific machine, also being able to shut it down in the same way would be useful also. I will have a play with this.

I got it a bit wrong, I now remember that the network-shares-automount option is a specific trigger that you can set from the Humax media menus at the actual moment you want to send a WoL. See the network-shares-automount topic HERE (click) for further details.

There is no equivalent to shut the remote device down again - what normally happens is the device is configured to go to sleep after a certain period of inactivity.
16:59 9th August Problems solved

I hope I am in the right place to raise this question.
I have successfully setup the [ModSettings] using the smb directory and the relevant NAS box directories appear in [Shares] directory.
details of [ModSettings] /smb /Films A-K

folder=Films A-K (4.0KiB)
password= (4.0KiB)
user=Anonymous (4.0KiB)

Although the Mac address has been entered as above the NAS box never sleeps since completing the Hummy setup, whereas the wake on LAN worked perfectly for my PC.
I am confused by the wording of the following paragraph.
The user must supply the MAC address of the NAS box and set wakeNow? to remove the '?' for a single wake or wakeConstantly? to remove the '?' to repeat every few second.
Initially I thought that the removal of the ? from wakeNow was to force the NAS to wake up but as the setup above failed to allow the NAS to sleep I tried with the ? removed, still never sleeping.
I confirm that the NAS 'Idle time' is correctly set.
Thanking you in anticipation of your help
Note Added 13:15 8/8/13
As I have no use for Mediatomb because I do all streaming via an HDMI network I have removed it in the hope that this might help.