[mythtv-users] WiFi support W-O-L?

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 01:25:45 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:58 AM, Tortise <tortise at paradise.net.nz> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Wilga" <
> mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu>
> On 8/21/10 8:04 PM, Craig Huff wrote:
>> I'm trying to plan ahead for administrative tasks on a remote FE that
>> will be using wifi for networking.
>> I'm wondering (haven't found anything on it by googling, yet) whether
>> 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 Ethernet
> 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.

This is also often known as "wowlan". Try searching for that.

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