Thanks for the quick and thorough responses
DougieLawson wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:59 pm
, if your PC supports it as that doesn't need any hardware, doesn't need you switching mains voltages and doesn't need you hacking the PC motherboard.
As drgeoff points out
Thankfully there is no mains voltage anywhere inside a conventional desktop PC except inside the metal box of the PSU.
WOl would require another computer which isnt really what i was going for
The power and reset switches literally connects to 2 sets of +/- pins. I wouldn't be dealing with mains power, its 5Vs from what i have read. It just requires a short to activate the psu. I wonder if i could use a relay and trigger it for a short enough amount of time for the psu not to think of it as a hard reset.
This is how I did it: https://github.com/thagrol/fakewake
You could substitute one or more relays for the M74HC4066B1R
Works in parallel with the front panel switches, has web and wol interfaces, monitors PC state (psu and ping) and can trigger both power and reset funstion.
This is almost perfect but all i really want is to make the power button "wireless" as in not directly connected to the desktop. What is a M74HC4066B1R? Couldnt find it on any of the regular electronic bits websites i wander through