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Ventus
2008-04-01, 09:41
Hi,

I just received my Duet in Germany and I am quite happy with it.

But I have problems finding a solution to remotely power on and off (or hibernate) my Windows XP machine that I use for running Squeezecenter. I would like beeing able to power on and off the machine via the Duet Controller.

My investigations lead to Slimdevices Server Power Control Plugin (PowerCtrl from http://adrianonline.wordpress.com/projects/squeezebox/).
After installation it shows up in the Squeezecenter plugin list.
But I cannot find any new menu entry on my Controller as described in the instructions for Squeezebox.

Has anybody managed to get the plugin working with the Duet Controler?

Or does anybody know a solution to send a magic packet packet from the Duet Controller to the network to WOL my computer (WOL is working fine from other wireless devices...) and/or to trigger a hibernation or shutdown skript on the computer via the Duet Controller?

By the way, does anybody know anything regarding the "settings > Advances >Applet installer" menu on the controller.

Many thanks
-Markus

aubuti
2008-04-01, 09:56
By the way, does anybody know anything regarding the "settings > Advances >Applet installer" menu on the controller.
The last one is the only one I know the answer to. See http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?JiveApplets

But now that I think about it, that is probably the solution you need for the other questions. Check out the RetroBrowser applet, which gives you the plugin interface you need on the Controller.

Phil Leigh
2008-04-01, 09:57
Markus ... the Magic Packet wakes up the server ("wake on LAN") by pressing the power button on a normal SB remote (not sure this working with the Duet Controller yet?) ...to get it to go to sleep, you use the power management to shut the XP box down after x minutes of inactivity.
Phil

Ventus
2008-04-01, 10:37
Phil,
[..] the Magic Packet wakes up the server ("wake on LAN") by pressing the power button on a normal SB remote (not sure this working with the Duet Controller yet?)
[..]
No, unfortunately the Controller seems not to send the magic packet. WOL works well on the server, but I still have to use my notebook to send the signal or go down to the basement to press the button... seems to be a kind of step backwards compared to the SB3.
-Markus

Ventus
2008-04-02, 10:54
I've checked today using Wireshark while the server was switched off:

Duet Receiver sends no WOL when switched on but broadcasts every second an ARP in order to get the MAC address that belongs to the servers's IP but gets no answer because server is switched off. Apart from those ARPs the Receiver continously broadcasts Slimp3 Discovery requests using UDP and UDP packets source port 17784 destination port 32770.

Duet Controller sends no WOL either but broadcasts Slimp3 "unknown" packets UDP packets source port 32770destination port 17784.

Obviouisly Controller and Receiver do not communicate via unicast but, aparently, via broadcasts.

Conclusion:
Neither Receiver nor Controller send WOL signal to server.
I did not find anything regarding the WOL feature in the manual.

Does anybody know, whether WOL should be implemented or not?
And if not if there are any plans to implement this usefull feature in future?

Ventus
2008-04-02, 11:42
I found an reladted bug report (http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5378) and hope the problem will be fixed as sonn as the new release is published...