Is it possible to turn on my Revo remotley? - Printable Version
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- mobious - 2010-05-14 00:06
Thanks for the info man, can't wait to try it out.
- rflores2323 - 2010-05-30 16:52
can someone possibly help me as I cannot get WOL to work.
Went into BIOS under power management and enabled WOL
I have used this guide to set up. HOWTO: Set your system up for Wake On LAN (WOL
my ipconfig is
I put the script as
I got to the last set where it says enter in the terminal
and it does not show an error
Tried to suspend the system and then use WAKEONLANEx2 from a windows xp pc to wake it up (same network) and nothing happens.
Whats weird is that it will not take my MAC address (HWaddr 90:fb:a6:2c:b2:1f ) for eth0 as it says its invalid. It will however take the MAC Address wmaster0 address 90-4C-E5-4E-0D-CB and it shows that it sends out a packet however it does not wake up my htpc.
I tried to change the script from
and it gives me an error message saying
I then tried to follow this guide HOW-TO set up Wake-On-Lan (Ubuntu) and followed those steps also still nothing. I deleted this script however as it did nothing and didnt want to have two scripts that might be interfering with each other.
How can I check that the magic packs are being received by the computer? I think it has something to do with the MAC address but Im a linux noob and gettng kinda lost now, ANY help would be much appreciated.
I also have a another linux computer hooked up on the network to test however I want to WOL via the internet incase I am traveling and need to wake up my htpc.
Can anyone please help me as I think I have the scrips installed and Im just not doing something simple like configuring the magic packs correctly to send the information.
- rflores2323 - 2010-05-31 05:25
- jhsrennie - 2010-05-31 08:37
I'm a little baffled by your post. As far as I know WOL is purely a hardware system and you shouldn't need any fiddling with the OS. You just enable it in the BIOS, and the only other thing you need is the target MAC address. Assuming you're connected through the ethernet cable (not the wireless) the MAC address you need is 90:fb:a6:2c:b2:1f.
To test it try using wolcmd (http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-cmd.aspx) because I use this and I know it works. Shut down the Revo and check the light is still lit on the ethernet port, then go to the Windows PC and use:
wolcmd 90:fb:a6:2c:b2:1f 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255
and the Revo should turn on.
- gabbott - 2010-05-31 15:23
jhsrennie Wrote:I'm a little baffled by your post. As far as I know WOL is purely a hardware system and you shouldn't need any fiddling with the OS. You just enable it in the BIOS, and the only other thing you need is the target MAC address. Assuming you're connected through the ethernet cable (not the wireless) the MAC address you need is 90:fb:a6:2c:b2:1f.
True you have to enable it in the BIOS, but you also have to configure the Ethernet interface within linux to support it, otherwise it doesn't work.
- rflores2323 - 2010-05-31 16:13
gabbott Wrote:True you have to enable it in the BIOS, but you also have to configure the Ethernet interface within linux to support it, otherwise it doesn't work.
so what am I doing wrong? I think its my mac address on the eth0 being different. has anyone got a solution or some suggestions on this? should I try to change my mac address? can this be done?
jhsrennie- i will try that software and see if it works.
- LurkAzusa - 2010-05-31 16:49
Do you have ethtool installed? Be sure to do that first.
I followed the Manual installation method here:
- rflores2323 - 2010-05-31 19:35
well I checked my router and it gives me three options for a router MAC address
use default address (currently on this option)
use computer mac address
use this mac address
so should I change this to use computer mac address? maybe that is my problem that the magic packs are not being received by my pc as the router is stopping it before it gets to the PC hardware.
my router is a netgear WNDR3300.
- rflores2323 - 2010-05-31 23:19
LurkAzusa Wrote:Do you have ethtool installed? Be sure to do that first.
I have ethtool installed already. also I am following the same guide.
I tried to switch using the option "use computer mac address" and then I could not get on the internet anymore.
- rflores2323 - 2010-06-01 16:06