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  1. #1
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    Squeezeplay and WOL Magic Packet

    Hi

    Put this in General coz I wasn't sure which sub-forum was best.

    I occasionally use Squeezeplay on my laptop as a remote control for getting music from my desktop to my hifi. e.g. sitting in the lounge doing some work. However, if the desktop has gone to sleep I can't wake it up from the laptop instance of Squeezeplay.

    My SBC wakes up the server when a selection is made using a "magic packet", I believe. It would be nice if Squeezeplay did the same thing.

    If someone tells me the correct heading to file it under I'll post it as an enhancement request.

    .. or am I missing something simple?

    Keith
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    Sorry, can't spare enough hours today for that 5 min job on the computer.

  2. #2
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    If you are on a laptop PC then you don't need SqueezePlay to send the Magic Packet. It's easy to get a little program to do it for you.

    I use Depicus WOL though there are others

    http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-cmd.aspx

    I have a shortcut on my desktop called "Wake Server" which just does

    "C:\Program Files\Depicus\WolCmd.exe" <server MAC address> 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255

    Then to wake the server I just double click it: bingo

    HTH

  3. #3
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    Thanks for that. Just the kind of thing I need. Your help appreciated.

    Keith
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    Sorry, can't spare enough hours today for that 5 min job on the computer.

  4. #4
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    Job Done

    Very simple and exactly what I needed. Thanks bstrulo.

    Keith
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    Sorry, can't spare enough hours today for that 5 min job on the computer.

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