I just got "power on from lan" working for my "Cygwin computer"

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 1 15:43:00 GMT 2010

I can finally remotely power up my cygwin system by sending a "wake on
lan" string over the ethernet.  No more waiting for my wife to come home
to turn on the system so that I can check out a cygwin problem.

Maybe everyone already knows about this but it was new to me.  I had to
install the "wakeonlan" (or "wol") software on linux, enable "power on
from s5 by PME" in the bios, and tweak some of the obvious settings for
the network adapter (most notably the power management settings) under
the device manager.

Now, issuing a "wakeon lan xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx" turns on the system.

Pretty cool.

I thought I'd spread the word in case I'm not the only person who has
been interested in getting this working.  You'll probably need a fairly
new motherboard for this.  I think mine is a couple of years old.

Thanks to Larry Hall for helping me get this set up.

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