I"m due to receive my Raspberry Pi within the next couple of weeks but I only have one use for it currently. I plan to use it as an always-on server simply to remotely power on my main Windows PC using a magic packet when I"m away from home to avoid leaving my PC on when I"m not using it. I"ll then be able to access my PC using remote desktop.
Providing this is even possible I understand I can use a variation of the command
# wakeonlan MAC-Address-Here
depending on the version of Linux I use. The Raspberry Pi will be connected via ethernet to the same network as my PC- eliminating any port forwarding issues, will this work as I anticipate? I imagine I"ll have to somehow remotely access the Raspberry Pi to enter the command.
Are there any exisiting apps to do something like this? Ideally I"d like a one-click solution (with password protection of course) which remotely sends the command to the Raspberry Pi, which in-turn sends the magic packet to my PC. It would be ideal if this could be done from my android mobile phone, either from an app or from the web browser.