[mythtv-users] WiFi support W-O-L?
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Aug 24 20:07:01 UTC 2010
On 08/23/2010 09:25 PM, Steve Hodge wrote:
> On 8/21/10 8:04 PM, Craig Huff wrote:
> I'm trying to plan ahead for administrative tasks on a remote FE
> will be using wifi for networking.
> I'm wondering (haven't found anything on it by googling, yet)
> wifi cards support wake on lan or not.
> I've done a little bit of research on various wifi card
> chipsets, and
> never come across anything like this. I think the most likely reason
> is that wifi is generally not implemented in such a way that there
> is power to the transceiver when the computer is asleep.
> Furthermore, most of what goes on in a wifi connection happens in
> software, not the wifi device's firmware; I don't think you'd be
> able to even talk to a wifi device without an awoken CPU to act upon
> the data being received.
> You could use a standalone WAP that is connected to a hardwired
> port on the sleeping machine, though. That would be my suggestion.
> Try searching on "WOL" instead of W-O-L - and also see my recent
> post on this.
There is a least one version of DD-WRT which enables a router to send a
WOL packet to a computer. See the wiki page here:
But this appears to be for a WIRED lan connection.
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