Thank you, Golden. The first tutorial is exactly what I needed to determine how I can wake up my desktop computer (I may need new hardware but that won't be a huge concern since I'll be replacing my current desktop early next year). It's well written in english I can understand. I'm still concerned if it can do so after a power outage. My desktop isn't in use right now so it will have to wait until later to check it out (I had to replace the HDD a while back and I want to get an image of it before I start installing programs, etc. but I need to swap some cables to get the audio driver
configured first and I can't right now because my knees are giving me trouble--old age sucks!).
Now, all I need to know is how to get my notebook to tell my desktop to wake up over the internet then how to get to data stored on the desktop and send data to the desktop.