Now that the server is all set up for WakeOnLan as in this post and we have the IP address and MAC addresses of the headless server all written down, I can now use a programme to send the “magic network packets” to switch on the machine.
Sending “magic network packets” using Windows XP
To send “magic network packets” via a windows machine I use a programme called WOL – Magic Packet Sender which is a great little free-ware utility by Anil Rhemtulla
All you need to do is fill in the Hostname box in settings with the IP address of the server and the MAC address we made a note of and hit the send button to turn on the Headless media server PC.
Sending “magic network packets” using Linux
Using wakeonlan from the repos, and you are on the same network as the computer your tying to wake up, replace 01:23:45:67:89:ab with the headless servers mac address you noted down and via a terminal type.
sudo apt-get install wakeonlan