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Re: [SLE] How to start a computer remotely - generic Q
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 18:46:49 -0400
  • Message-id: <44BC1359.1050302@xxxxxxxxxx>
Arun Mallikarjunan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was watching the program "Global warming - what you need to
> know" on discovery channel yesterday and learned that TV's, and other
> electronics use almost 40% of their normal wattage even when switched
> off which came as a real surprise to me and these appliances can
> result to a whopping more than 1/2 ton of Co2 annually. Well, I do my
> part by riding my bike to work and taking the public transportation
> whenever possible which in DC is really well organised.
> the thing is thats when I thought about the possibility of
> remotely starting my PC from anywhere. currently i leave it running
> for the possibility of me having to access it every now and then but
> would love to hear suggestions as to how to put this together.

The only thing I'm aware of to do that, without external hardware, is
wake on lan. However, that has to be done from the local network. The
alternative, would be something like the X10 system, where you can dial
in with a touch tone phone.

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