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HP n40L power on / off

Discussion in 'HTPC' started by b-man, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. b-man

    b-man Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Im trying to get my HTPC so its easy to power on and off.

    i tried to set it up ages ago but didnt have much luck so i used to run the HTPC 24/7 so never really bothered with it.

    now im looking to be able to easily power on and off the HTPC again

    i tried setting wake on lan but the HTPC would just turn on a minute or so after i turned it off.

    is there some sort of wake on usb where my usb infrared sensor can pickup a command from the harmony remote and turn it on? or os any remote button going to turn it on?

    and ideally wake on lan for when i want to use it as a server

    Power off...
    to turn it off - i can do it with the remote if im in front of it but since its a server aswell i would like to turn it off if im not there

    i currently log in via remote desktop and run a shutdown.cmd i have made.
    is there any easier way?
    is there a way to cancel shutdown if i want?
  2. OP

    b-man Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    ok so i finally got WOL to work without turning back on again every 5 minutes. I don't know if it was the bios update or reinstall of lan driver and setting it up again.

    i have have a WOL widget on my phone that can turn it on great. (Android App: Wake on Lan)
    i can also access the WOL through my router to turn it on when i am not at home.

    and also have a shutdown app on the phone. but it does require installing something on your pc (Android App: Shutdown Start Remote)

    it would be nice to turn it on somehow with my harmony 650 but unsure how.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
  3. cheddo7

    cheddo7 Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    For Windows use this, just make sure USB/keyboard wake from sleep is enabled from Bios:


    Been using this for years, does it without any setup for my Win10 HTPC, using MS remote control off button to sleep/wake.

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