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Windows 7: WOL over internet??

23 Jun 2010   #1
gregsenne

Win 7 Ult x64
 
 
WOL over internet??

I usually remote into my home computer via the internet by launching remote desktop and typing in my home's IP address, my router forwards 3389 to the static IP of my home computer, and I can remote in successfully. (I also have an account with dyndns so typing my name.dyndns.org into remote desktop gets me in too).

But what if my computer is asleep? When I'm at my house on my local network, I can just send a WOL command to my computer to wake it up, then I can remote into it. But what if I'm on the internet and trying to remote in? Is there a way to remotely wake the computer up?

Thanks
Greg


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23 Jun 2010   #2
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't think such a feature is built into Windows 7, but there are numerous third-party programs that can do that. Are you looking to send the command from a specific device (iPhone, BlackBerry, etc), or do you want a solution that will let you wake up your computer from any Internet-capable device?
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23 Jun 2010   #3
gregsenne

Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Any device. Particurally my work computer.
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23 Jun 2010   #4
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would take a look at this program: Depicus (It asks for personal info when you start the download, but you don't have to fill it in).

You will need to open a port in your router and firewall, and make sure that your router is forwarding the port to your home computer. I assume you already have a port that you're using for local WOL, so just use the same port.

If you need help with any of that, just ask.
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