Is it possible to use wake on lan through a cable modem?
I want to be able to turn on my home computer from work to transfer files as needed.
Is it possible to get a wake on lan compatable network card to see the "magic packet" wake up frames through a Lancity cable modem and @home's service?
Anybody have experience doing this? Suggestions?
How big are the files? Why not email them to the computer at home, edit them, and sent them back?
I plan on setting up my home system as a server where I can stream "Real Video" content, and have complete access to my system with Netbus or PCanywhere. I already use e-mail but am limited to 3Meg attachments. Who said work has to be "all work and no play"?
Think of the applications...Last friday's big Fight available at work, at my fingertips to show the guys, regardless of weather my daughter accidently turned off my system; or say I want some clipart to enhance a document at work.
PS: I already do these transfers on my home system/server but have had a brownout shut me down, people turn off my computer after they locked it up, and other glitches that I had to power off my system to recover from. I can power off or reboot my system with Netbus but I cannot turn it back on...from work 75 miles away...unless this Wake on Lan thing works.
If someone had it setup and working already that would be a great help cause then I would be spared the hassle of buying the "wrong" card or software required.
Thanks for your reply Nathan.
You'd think connecting your cable modem to a network card (3c905b is what I use.) with a wake on lan connection would work. Only if it's an external cable modem though. I had a surfboard modem with MediaOne's cable modem service but could not use my wake on lan because it was a dial-up cable-down type connection, my line would always disconnect randomly so I never bothered to try. If you find a way, post it, I'd love to find out once 2 way cable gets to my area.
It can not possibly work on mine (i have to sign on to my cable modem before it alows transfers, but i did figure something out...I programed the system to log in on startup of windows, I set up my mobo so that the power button only works to turn it on(unless you hold down continuosly for 4 seconds) (i forgot how I did that.) I then took apart a cheap phone, opened my caseand put the power that was going to the bell on the phone to a circiut that i made out of wires and stuff that works like this: the rigner electricity turns a motor that pushes down a switch held up by a spring. When the switch makes contact, it turns on the computer (just like when you hit the power button) All you have to do is call yourself, the extra rings will not turn it off, as it takes a full 4 second hold down to turn it off. When you get home, you must turn off the device by disconecting the phone line running into the case, and the next day, just hook it back up. Now, this may not seem like the most high tech solution, but it works. Interstion how 60 year old technology solves problems forged by 2 year old technologyies. Tell me how it works. I also have another, untested idea that may work beter. Same phone concept, but works like this: string around pole from motor gets pulled when power is introduced. It puls up a heavy lead weight with a wire atahed to the bottom of it, when it moves up to say, an inch, it touches another wire going to the other wire spot for the power on, the first wire goes to the first spot, as long as the 2 wires and the lead weight make a circuit when touching. Anyone who tries this, please tell me how it goes.
[This message has been edited by cobain1crt (edited 04-10-99).]
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