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Remotely turning on computer through wifi instead of lan?

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March 17, 2012 12:13:38 AM

I've see programs where you can turn on a computer through LAN. Is ther a way to use wifi instead? I have my desktop with a wifi usb stick. I don't want to have to run a long network cable to the computer since it is far from the router. Is this possible since wifi is controlled by windows? In my bios it has the option to change the boot order to the wifi usb, I don't know if that would help.

MOBO asus v pro gen 3 z68
I5 2500k, Windows 7 ultimate
Wifi usb Asus n310.

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March 17, 2012 6:02:19 AM

What if you had this setup:
Wireless usb ---- female/female usb adaptor---- usb to Lan converter---- lan cable to mobo lan port.

Would that allow the wireless usb to work with the computer turned off, and than allow LAN to trun on the computer?
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March 18, 2012 6:54:02 AM

I guess the only way than is a hard line?
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March 26, 2012 12:27:46 PM

I believe WOL (Wake On Lan) works even across the Internet as long as the magic packet gets port forwarded to the correct computer once it reaches your home network.
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