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Wake on LAN server

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:13 am
by Dogga85
Hi All,

I've been thinking and I'd love to be able to get a Raspberry Pi and use it as a Wake on LAN server for my PC when I know Sonarr is scheduled to download episodes etc rather then just turning my PC on in the morning and leaving it on all day. I would also love it to just play around with and learn Linux as well. Is setting it up as a WoL sever easy enough? Any walk throughs that anyone knows of? Also might as well use it for network monitoring etc while its sitting there doing nothing.

Re: Wake on LAN server

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 am
by rpdom
Waking up a PC that is configured for Wake On LAN is as easy as installing the "wakeonlan" package and issuing the command "wakeonlan AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF" at the correct time, replacing the letters with the MAC address of the PC in question.

Re: Wake on LAN server

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:34 am
by Dogga85
Thanks heaps. Can you use it to create a script with a schedule for WOL? I can then just set the PC power settings to auto shut off after say 2 hours. Also what OS is that package on? Rasparian?

Re: Wake on LAN server

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:51 am
by B.Goode
Dogga85 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:34 am
Thanks heaps. Can you use it to create a script with a schedule for WOL? I can then just set the PC power settings to auto shut off after say 2 hours. Also what OS is that package on? Rasparian?

Yes, you can create a scheduled activity using the cron scheduler.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation supported Operating System is Raspbian.

Re: Wake on LAN server

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 pm
by wilson11m
Thanks a lot.

Luckily, my desktop has dual boot, win$ 10 and Ubuntu. Using Raspberry Pi as wake on lan server, my desktop can be power on from remote area.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... ?p=1481215