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Problems with Wake on Wireless LAN

Problems with Wake on Wireless LAN

One of the great little things about computers is surely Wake On Lan feature on most network cards. It allows you to wake up a turned off or sleeping computer by sending a remote wake up packet (sometimes called a 'magic' packet). I found myself depending on this nifty little thing lately, since I want to be able to access files remotely, but I don't want to have a computer running all the time (it's not very green, is it?) or be there physically to turn it on (beats the purpose, I guess). Read more