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Efficiënt wake on lan (WOL)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by injectx, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. injectx

    injectx Guest

    Hi!

    I'm running the Tomato firmware for some months now and got to say it's great. Webinterface is clean, statistics are a great addition and i use WOL to power up my homeserver remotely.

    But now straight to my question:
    Everytime a client pc powers on, the server should power on too. I currently have 4 clients in my household and i want them to store their documents on the server. I could use a windows-based prog/script that powers on the server but at the time the script is loaded and the server is booted(1min. boot-time), the network connection shows unavailable in My Computer and, of course, cannot be accessed.

    So i googled a bit and came to this post.
    Some guy powering up his NAS when his PS3 is turned on, using some script in his (openwrt-based) router.
    That would be great but i don't really know how to modify the file to work for my situation.
    I have some experience with the linux shell but not that much.

    Also, a shutdown script would also be nice, but i think that's going to be some windows script that sends an shutdown -a to the server(also windows-based).

    So, if anyone knows howto do this, just would be super-appreciated! :thumbup:
     
  2. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    /usr/bin/wol is not in tomato, use /usr/bin/ether-wake instead
     

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