Categories
Device

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Need to quickly turn on your PC from another room in your house? With Wake-on-LAN, you can. Here’s how to set it up and why you would want to use it.

Ever wish you could wake your computer out of sleep mode without trudging over to it and pressing the power button? Wake-on-LAN allows you to turn your computer on using its network connection, so you can start it up from anywhere in the house with the tap of a button.

For example, I often use Chrome Remote Desktop to access my workstation upstairs. But if my workstation is sleeping, I don’t need to go upstairs and turn it on. Wake-on-LAN allows me to wake that computer up with a “magic packet” sent from my phone or laptop, so I can remote in without hassle.

Does Your Computer Support Wake-on-LAN?

Wake-on-LAN has a few caveats when it comes to support. First, the network card of the computer being woken up needs to support the feature. Pretty much any modern Ethernet adapter will support Wake-on-LAN, but wireless adapters rarely do.

This means the device sending the magic packet can be on Wi-Fi, but the one receiving it will likely need to be plugged in via Ethernet for this to work. You’ll have to check your computer’s documentation or BIOS to see if it supports Wake-on-Wireless-LAN (or Wake-on-WLAN).

Second, Wake-on-LAN is designed to wake up another computer on your network, so it won’t be able to wake up computers on another network—say, if you’re at Starbucks and want to wake up your desktop back home. There are ways to make this work, but it’s a bit outside the scope of this guide, so we’ll point you in the right direction as best we can.

Enable Wake-on-LAN in the BIOS

You will first need to enable Wake-on-LAN at the hardware level in your computer’s BIOS. To do so, reboot your computer and press a key at the boot screen—usually Delete, F2, or some other function key (it’ll usually say on screen). Once you enter the BIOS menu, you’ll need to poke around for the Wake-on-LAN option.

On some machines, it will be very clearly labeled in the sleep and wake settings. In other cases, like on my MSI motherboard, it is part of the Resume By PCI-E Device setting. You can see in the screenshot above that this setting’s description mentions “integrated LAN controllers,” which is exactly what we’re looking for. Toggle that setting to Enabled.

That’s all I needed to do on my machine, but there may be other sleep or hibernate settings you have to tweak here. It varies from PC to PC, so you’ll just have to do a little trial and error if you run into problems.

Enable Wake-on-LAN in Windows

Once rebooted into Windows, click the Start menu and search for “Device Manager.” Launch the Device Manager, find the Network Adapters section, and expand it to reveal your network interfaces. Right-click on your Ethernet adapter—mine is called “Intel(R) l211 Gigabit Network Connection”—and select Properties.

In the Advanced tab, scroll down to Wake On Magic Packet and ensure it is enabled using the drop-down box on the right. (This option wasn’t available on all of my test machines, but Wake-on-LAN still worked on each of them, so don’t worry if you don’t see it.)

Next, click the Power Management tab in that same window and check two boxes: Allow This Device to Wake the Computer, and Only Allow a Magic Packet to Wake the Computer. Click OK and exit the Device Manager.

Some computers may only support Wake-on-LAN from sleep, while others may allow you to wake up from a powered off state, so you may need to tweak settings in your BIOS or in Windows’ Control Panel under Hardware and Sound > Power Options > System Settings.

Some people find that they need to disable Fast Startup from this page, though it worked fine for me. Again, you may need to play around with settings if you find Wake-on-LAN doesn’t work properly.

Wake Your Computer With the Right App

Finally, to wake up your computer over the network, you’ll need a Wake-on-LAN app on another device, such as your phone or laptop. Some programs already come with Wake-on-LAN built-in, including ones you already own. In other cases, you may need a separate program to wake up your PC.

In TeamViewer, click the Wake Up button to wake up any sleeping PC connected to your TeamViewer account. You’ll need to check the documentation for your own remote access tool to see if it supports Wake-on-LAN, and what settings you need to enable for it to work.

If you’re trying to wake a PC from another Windows machine, I recommend NirSoft’s WakeMeOnLan (Opens in a new window) . It will scan your network and provide a list of devices, so you don’t have to remember the correct IP address every time. Just click the machine you want and hit the Wake Up button.

Depicus (Opens in a new window) is another good tool, but is a bit more advanced. You haver to enter the IP address, MAC address, subnet mask, and port number for the remote PC.

If you don’t have a PC handy, you can use a mobile app like Wake On Lan (Opens in a new window) (Android) or Mocha WOL (Opens in a new window) (iOS). They work the same way as the desktop apps above: you can either scan your network for devices, or enter the IP and MAC address of the computer you want to wake up.

If all goes well, your computer should wake right up when you hit the Wake Up button. If not, check its BIOS settings, Windows settings, and the configuration of your Wake-on-LAN app to make sure everything is set properly for your specific hardware.

If you want to wake up your computer quickly without scanning each time, it’s probably a good idea to set a static IP address for your computer on your router, so it doesn’t change.

Wake-on-WAN

If you’re just trying to wake up your computer from the other side of the house, you can stop here—you’re done! But there are times where you might want to wake your computer up when you’re away from home, like when you’re on vacation or working at a coffee shop. This is known as Wake-on-WAN, and it’s much more complex.

Chris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He’s written about technology for over a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The New York Times and Reader’s Digest, been interviewed as a technology expert on TV stations like Miami’s NBC 6, and had his work covered by news outlets like the BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have been read nearly one billion times—and that’s just here at How-To Geek. Read more.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

If you use remote desktop, remote file access, or other server software, you may leave your computer on at home or work when you leave the house. This uses more power. Instead, you could remotely power on your PC whenever you need to use it.

This takes advantage of Wake-on-LAN. In spite of its name, it’s possible to set up Wake-on-LAN so that you can send “magic packets” that will wake a computer up over the Internet.

Set Up Wake-On-LAN

To make this work, you’ll first have to set up Wake-On-LAN normally. You’ll typically find this setting in a computer’s BIOS or UEFI settings. In your PC’s settings, ensure the Wake-On-LAN option is enabled.

If you don’t see this option in your BIOS or UEFI, check the computer or motherboard’s manual to see if it supports Wake-on-LAN. The computer may not support Wake-on-LAN or WoL may always be enabled and have no related options in the BIOS.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

You may also have to enable this option from within Windows, whether there’s a WoL option in your BIOS or not. Open the Windows Device Manager, locate your network device in the list, right-click it, and select Properties. Click the Advanced tab, locate “Wake on magic packet” in the list, and enable it.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Note: Wake-on-LAN may not work on some PCs using the Fast Startup mode in Windows 8 and 10. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to disable Fast Startup.

The Port-Forwarding Method

Wake-On-LAN uses UDP. Many utilities use ports 7 or 9, but you can use any port you like for this. You’ll need to forward a UDP port to all IP addresses behind your router—you can’t just forward to a specific IP address. The Wake-on-LAN packet must be forwarded to every device running behind your router, and a device will only wake up if the information in the WoL packet matches it. This is known as a “subnet directed broadcast.”

To do this, you’ll need to forward the port to the “broadcast address,” which will broadcast the packet to all computers on a network. The broadcast address is *.*.*.255. For example, if your PC has the IP address 192.168.1.123, you’d enter 192.168.1.255 as the broadcast address. If your PC has the IP address 10.0.0.123, you’d enter 10.0.0.255 as the broadcast address.

Access your router’s configuration page and locate the port-forwarding screen to configure this.

Some routers don’t not allow you to forward ports to this IP, so you may need to trick your router into allowing you to do this another way. You may want to look up information about forwarding Wake-on-LAN packets or forwarding packets to the broadcast address with your router.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

You may also want to set up dynamic DNS on your router. Even if your IP address changes, you’ll be able to send a Wake-On-LAN packet to your router’s dynamic DNS hostname and it will arrive at your computer. Having a consistent hostname also makes it easier to remotely access services running on your PC.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Next, choose a tool for sending that magic packet. There are many, many different options for sending Wake-On-LAN packets. We previously recommended depicus, whose website offers a variety of free Wake-On-LAN utilities for any platform you might want. For example, you could use the graphical Wake on LAN Windows program, a web interface that allows you to send a packet from your browser, or an Android app. Free Wake-on-LAN utilities are available for every platform you might want one for—here’s one for iPhone.

When using any of these tools, you’ll need to enter four bits of information:

  • MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the network interface listening for the Wake-On-LAN packet.
  • IP Address or Domain Name: Enter your router’s IP address on the Internet or a dynamic DNS address like you.ddns.com.
  • Subnet Mask: You’ll also have to enter the appropriate subnet mask for the computer behind the router.
  • Port Number: Enter the number of the UDP port you forwarded to the broadcast address .

The tool can then send a “magic packet” with the correct information and—if you’ve configured everything correctly—your PC will wake up.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Easier Options

There is an easier way to do this. Remote access programs like TeamViewer and Parallels Access now have Wake-on-LAN support built-in, so you can skip some of the more tedious setup process and wake your PC with the remote-access program you already use. We’ll use TeamViewer as an example here because it’s the best solution for remotely accessing a PC’s desktop or even the files on its hard drive in our opinion.

You’ll find these options under Extras > Options in TeamViewer. Click the Configure button next to Wake-on-LAN to set them up.

TeamViewer allows you to use “TeamViewer IDs within your network” to wake a remote PC. For example, let’s say you have five different PCs at home. Four of them are powered off, and one is powered on with TeamViewer running. You can then “Wake” the other four PCs from within TeamViewer if you’ve set this up correctly. TeamViewer will send the Wake-on-LAN information to the one PC running TeamViewer, and that PC can send the Wake-on-LAN packets from within the network. You won’t have to set up port-forwarding, use third-party tools, or worry about the remote IP address. You will still have to enable Wake-on-LAN in the BIOS and device manager, however.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

TeamViewer also has the ability to set up “Public address” Wake-on-LAN. This just allows you to initiate a Wake-on-LAN packet from within the TeamViewer application, even if all remote PCs are powered off. You’ll have to go through the port-forwarding process to ensure the PC running TeamViewer is publicly reachable. You can then wake the PC from within TeamViewer rather than relying on additional third-party software.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

The networking bits can be a bit complicated, especially if your router gets in your way and prevents you from changing the settings you need. A third-party router firmwares may be more helpful—in fact, DD-WRT even provides an integrated way to wake your PCs on a schedule by sending Wake-on-LAN packets.

Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is an Ethernet networking standard that allows a shut down computer to be turned on remotely. Most recent motherboards that have an integrated Ethernet controller support this feature. You can enable the Wake-on-LAN feature in the Power Management section of the motherboard’s BIOS. Wake-on-LAN can turn on a computer on the same local area network or at another location via the internet.

This is how Wake-on-LAN works; the target computer is shut down with enough power reserved only for the network adapter to function. It listens for a small piece of incoming data called the “magic packet”. When the network adapter receives a valid magic packet, the computer starts up. This packet of data is 102 bytes consisting of “FF FF FF FF FF FF” followed by 16 repetitions of the listening network device’s MAC address.

Wake-on-LAN starts the computer from its “off” state and is like pressing the power button to turn it on and boot up as normal. It’s not to be confused with waking the computer up from standby or sleep. Here are several ways you can turn on a computer using Wake-on-LAN from within your local network or remotely over the internet.

Wake-on-LAN over the Local Area Network

These tools will allow you to send the magic packet and start another computer in your local network.

1. Nirsoft WakeMeOnLan

WakeMeOnLan is another useful and portable utility from NirSoft that displays a list of computers on the network and allows you to switch one or all of them on with the click of a button. Scan the network by pressing F5 and it will display all connected computers. For a computer you want to send the magic packet to, either make sure it’s on before scanning or add it manually from the File menu (Ctrl+N).

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Select the computer to start and click the Wake button (F8). The list of computers is saved and will be loaded the next time you start the program. Options like changing the port, sending the magic packet xx times, and the broadcast address can be changed in the settings. WakeMeOnLan has command line options and a computer can be started by either its IP address, name, MAC address or even the predefined text description you give it.

2. WakeOnLANx

WakeonLANx is a compact and portable tool that can perform a number of tasks in addition to Wake-on-LAN. These include pinging target computers, remote reboot/shutdown, retrieving last boot time, getting drive space usage or service status, starting a remote desktop connection, and creating a schedule for remote startups and shutdowns.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Adding a remote computer is not automatic and you have to do it manually. Click the Add button and supply either a MAC address only or IP address and then MAC address on the same line. Make sure to put a hash (#) before any MAC. For example, “#00-24-75-41-4F-9A” or “192.168.0.10#00-24-75-41-4F-9A” will work. The broadcast address and port can be changed by right clicking on any of the entries.

3. FUSION WOL

This free utility dates back to 2005 but still works well. We’re not sure why it comes only as an installer because FUSION WOL is a 125KB standalone executable. As the tool has pretty much been abandoned by its developer, we’ve zipped up the file (and its help PDF) to make it portable.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

You only need to supply a MAC address to turn on another computer. If you don’t know what that is, supply the IP address and click Get MAC. FUSION WOL has the ability to get the MAC address from an IP address, even if the target computer is off. The password box can be left blank unless you know one is needed. Entering an IP address at the bottom will tell you if the target computer is currently on or off.

Wake-on-LAN over the Internet (Wake-on-WAN)

Make sure to configure your router to forward the required UDP port to the computer that you want to boot up or it will not work. Using a port such as 9 or 7 is recommended although you can use almost any port you wish. Refer to PortForward.com on how to configure port forwarding for your router.

4. Depicus Wake on Lan

Depicus Wake on Lan is a small and portable tool that is able to boot up a computer using Wake-on-LAN over the internet or over the local network.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Simply select Internet or Local subnet from the dropdown and enter the MAC address, IP address or host name, subnet mask (usually 255.255.255.255), and the port. If you are using Wake-on-LAN locally the internet address box doesn’t need to be filled.

5. SoftPerfect Network Scanner

Sadly, Network Scanner went full shareware back in 2016 but the previous freeware version still works fine. This tool can perform a number of tasks such as scanning, pinging and getting detailed information about remote computers, discovering shared folders, and remote standby/shutdown. WOL is done via the Wake-on-LAN Manager, which you can get to from the toolbar or the Options menu.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

To Wake-on-LAN via the internet, click Add and choose IPv4, enter the MAC address of the target computer, its external IP address and the port. Enter a host name instead of an IP address if you chose that option. To start a local computer you only have to add the MAC address and port, the target host can be left alone. You can also wake up a single computer with just its MAC address from the bottom of the WOL Manager.

If you’re unable to remotely turn on your computer using any of the tools listed above, you need to make sure that your computer is Wake-On-LAN ready by checking your system settings. There’s also 5 more ways to remotely turn on a computer with Wake-on-LAN. Find out more on page 2.

Online Wake-on-LAN Services

Here are some websites that allow sending magic packets to boot up a computer over the internet. They are free services that can be used by anyone.

6. Wake-On-LAN Online

This webpage is able to send the required packet data to your computer over the internet. A useful feature is the scheduler that allows you to send the magic packet on a specific day and time up to a week in advance.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Enter the external IP address and MAC address of the target computer into the boxes. Then press “Wake Up my PC!” The service seems to use both ports 9 and 7 by default but you can add your own with “:[port]” after the IP address. Multiple MAC and IP addresses can be used if you separate them with commas.

7. Depicus Wake on LAN over the Internet

In addition to the Windows tools from Depicus, they also have a page on their website that can send the magic packet over the internet to your computer.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

The external IP Address and MAC Address of your computer is required. The subnet mask and password boxes can be left alone if you have no specific need to change them. The page also says the port can be left at the default of 4343 but we got an error if the box was empty. Port 9, 7, 4343 or anything more specific if you wish is fine.

Wake-on-LAN from the Command Line or PowerShell

Using the command line or PowerShell to send Wake-on-LAN packets to another computer can be quite useful for business, professional users, in batch scripts and to make desktop shortcuts.

8. Wake On Lan Command Line (WolCmd)

This tool is another entry in our list by Depicus and is a simple command line tool to send the Wake-on-LAN signal. The syntax is quite simple.

WolCmd [MAC address] [IP address] [Subnet mask] [Port]

An example would look like this:

wolcmd 26-63-A4-79-B8-12 192.168.0.40 255.255.255.0 9

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

The MAC address, IP address and subnet are required but the port will default to 7 if you don’t supply one.

Another useful command line tool we found was simply called WOL. It additionally allows you to supply a password and a custom subnet.

9. Send-WOL PowerShell Script

There are a few PowerShell scripts around that can send a magic packet and this one is hosted on the Microsoft Technet Script Center. Download the script, open it and add the argument for the computer(s) you wish to wake.

Send-WOL -mac [MAC address] -ip [IP address] -port [port]

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Save the script and execute it from PowerShell or the command line. Only the MAC address is truly required, the default port will be 9 if you don’t supply your own.

Use Wake-on-LAN to Start a Computer From your Smartphone

If you are unable to send the magic packet to your PC from another computer, an alternative option is sending it from another device like a smartphone or tablet. There are loads of apps around and the Android app we’ll look at is free, popular and does the job quite nicely.

10. Wake On Lan for Android

This app is quite easy to use because if the computer to start up remotely is switched on and available on the local network, you can find it automatically. Just press the add button and select the device from the list. It’s IP and MAC addresses will be added so you don’t have to do anything else. If you are connecting from outside the LAN, replace the local IP with the external IP or add a new connection manually.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

All you have to do is press one of the devices in the bookmarks list to start the computer remotely. A handy function is the ability to add a widget to your home screen that can send the packet data to a selected device just by pressing the icon. By default the magic packet is sent three times, it can be changed up or down in the app settings.

Test Wake-on-LAN is Working in Windows

If Wake-on-LAN isn’t working or you just want to test to see if the remote computer is receiving the necessary data, try using Wake on Lan Monitor. It’s another tool from Depicus and can be used to test if the magic packet is reaching the target computer.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Launch the tool on the computer you want to send the WOL signal to, set the required port and press Start. Then send a Wake-on-LAN packet from another computer using one of the options above. If the data is received, the tool will display it in the window. If you receive nothing there is something in your set up preventing the packet from being sent.

Note that different programs default to different ports when sending the magic packet. For instance, FUSION WakeUp on Lan and WakeMeOnLan default to port 40000 while WakeOnLANx defaults to port 7. If you are not required to set a port in the program, make sure you know what its default is during testing.

Make Sure Your Computer is Wake-on-LAN Ready

To enable the Wake-on-LAN feature in the BIOS, in addition to an obvious option which is usually named something like “Wake on LAN”, you may have to enable an option called “PCI Devices power on” in the ACPI configuration and power management settings.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

You also need to make sure the LAN driver in Windows has the WOL feature enabled. Right click on (My) Computer > Manage > Device Manager > Network adapters. Double click on your Ethernet controller and look in the Advanced tab for “Wake on LAN”, “Wake from shutdown”, “Wake on Magic Packet” or similar.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Make sure it’s enabled. Also, go into the Power Management tab and tick “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”, “Allow this device to wake the computer”, and optionally “Only allow magic packets to wake the computer”.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

While the system is switched off, make sure power is still getting to the network adapter by checking to see if the light is on near the connector on the motherboard or card. If not there is no power going to it then other settings may need adjusting.

I’m trying to make an app that scans the network and gets the names of every PC on the network. If the computer name isn’t in the trusted computers list it should disable Internet on the untrusted computer. How can I do this without needing to add software on the untrusted PC?

7 Answers 7

If you control the router/proxy you could implement a name or MAC address based blacklist/whitelist there. “Disabling the internet” remotely without any hook into the system seems sketchy at best. Any more information on your infrastructure and situation?

I think you are going about this the wrong way. This kind of decision making belongs on your gateway to the Internets. Your router should be making this decision, the whole discovery mechanism is flawed on many levels.

What if you have no permissions to access the machine? You leave it with access to the internet.

If you want to do this kind of stuff reliably and securely I would look at implementing something like Cisco NAC

You have several options. However, you can’t simply tell the “untrusted pc” to turn off its internet — This would be a major security breach.

There are several tactics for taking a computer offline. However, they all would involve manipulating the network itself. The proper way to control access to a network is with something like 802.1x. This is probably the only way to stop determined attackers.

MAC address filtering is somewhat effective against non-determined users.

If you’re just looking to cause trouble on a network you don’t have control over, there are several techniques. ARP Poisoning could potentially be effective, as well as DHCP or DNS interception. I’m not promoting you causing trouble though, so you’ll have to figure this out yourself.

I found a program that does what you are looking to do. It’s called NIC Padlock.

I’ve played around with it and it works as advertised. It also has some other nice features:

  • Remotely disable all network adapters
  • Choose to display a message to the user when NIC’s are disabled
  • Remotely enable all network adapters
  • Re-enable the adapters that were disabled after a configurable time period
  • Retrieve a remote computer’s list of auto-run programs

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

What you need to do is block the computer at the point at which it reaches the internet. To get out to the internet, the computer is most likely going through some kind of router/switch/firewall. You’ll have to somehow tell your router/switch/firewall to block access from that computer, most likely by blocking its MAC address. You’d probably be better off setting up a hardware firewall between your network and the internet, and telling it to allow only those computers (again by MAC address) which you have specifically decided should be allowed to access the internet. In this case, it’s probably much easier to keep track of a white list of the computers that are allowed on the network, than to scan the network trying to get rid of rogue computers.

Also it should be noted that one can change their MAC address, but it’s probably the best way that you can distinguish between computers on the network. Computer names, and anything else sent over the network can be changed too.

I suggest limiting access not only for the PC’s but for the users as well. You will need a proxy server like Squid. Make sure users cannot access the web directly, only through the proxy.

You then can implement password protection, so that only authenticated users can access the Internet via Squid. It is possible to make Squid check the passwords against Active Directory (or another LDAP server). Controlling user access to Internet is easy in this case, you just allow access for particular security group. Adding a user to this group enables Internet access for that user.

If we’re talking Windows and you don’t have the option of setting an ACL (which may get very long) or a web-filtering solution in place, one thing you can do is put into place an IPSEC policy, provided you have admin rights on said systems. The IPSEC policy could block any traffic outbound to anything but your private network ranges. This will allow you to still manage the computer on your network but keep it from talking to the Internet. And IPSEC policies aren’t something a lot of users (and quite a few admins) are familiar with, meaning even if they have admin rights, they may not know how to undo what you’ve done. You can do this through the netsh command.

If you don’t have admin access, then you’re going to need to look at doing the block at the network.

Related

Hot Network Questions

To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader.

  • Blog
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

Site design / logo © 2022 Stack Exchange Inc; user contributions licensed under cc by-sa. rev 2022.5.26.42234

By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Accessing your home router from inside the network is easy. Simply type in your router’s IP address (usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) in the web browser. But, how about accessing your router remotely?

Now, before we come to that, let’s take a look at some of the reason, why you may want to do so.

  1. Your parents regularly ask you to fix their Internet, but you don’t live with them
  2. You want to check if the kids at home are playing games on their computer, instead of doing their homework.
  3. You suspect your neighbors are mooching on your Wi-Fi when you are not at home
  4. And finally, you can connect an external hard drive to your router and access it from anywhere

Why not use remote desktop apps like TeamViewer?

While you can also access your router with apps like TeamViewer, you need to keep the computer turned on at your home all the time. This is not practical if you are out and about for more than a couple of days. But routers are always ON whether you are at home or not. And on top of that, you don’t have to install any additional software. All you need is a web browser and you can access your router from any part of the world. Let’s see how it works.

When you want to access your router from inside the network; all you have to do is type in the router’s IP address in the web browser. Similarly, to access your router from outside, you need to type in your public IP address followed by remote control port no i.e. 8080. So, if your public IP address is 74.12.168.14, then you’ll have to type 74.12.168.14:8080 on the web browser.

But there are two problems here

1. As a part of security measure, every router, by default has this remote management feature turned Off. So, you have to enable it manually on the router.

2. Most home users are assigned a dynamic IP address, which means, every time you restart your router, your public IP changes. So, we need to figure out a way to bypass the dynamic IP address problem. And for that, we’ll use Dynamic DNS services like Dyn DNS or NoIp.

Since every router is different, the steps to enable remote management and setup dynamic DNS is going to be somewhat different for each router. However, the basic principle remains the same. In this article, I’ll be showing this to you on Netgear Nighthawk R7000 running DD-WRT custom firmware. Let’s being

How to Access Router Remotely

Part 1: Turn On remote sharing

Turning on remote sharing on the router is easy. All you need to do is type the router IP or default gateway address in the web browser. Next, enter your username and password. Now, once you are in the router’s web portal, look for the Remote Management option. Some routers called it Remote Access and it’s usually found under Advanced Settings.

On Netgear router, you can find this option under Settings > Remote Management.

On Dlink router, look for Tools > Adminstation > Enable Remote Managemen

On Linksys router, go to Administration > Remote Managemen

On TP=Link router, you can find this option under Security > Remote Management

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Since you are sharing your router web portal remotely, it’s a good security practice to change your default port no. from 8080 to something else. Also, make sure you don’t use default login credentials. Change it to something complex else anyone can log in to your network with a brute force attack.

Part 2: Setup up Dynamic DNS

Since most of us have a dynamic public IP address, it’ll change in the next few days. So let’s fix it by settings up Dynamic DNS. But before that, you need to understand what Dynamic DNS or DDNS actually is.

Let’s take this analogy. If I change my postal address frequently, I won’t receive my letters on time. Right? So, instead of giving my address to everyone, I’ll give them my friend’s fixed address. Now, my friend will receive all my mail and I am going to keep him updated with my latest address. So, now he can easily forward the mail to me.

So, this Dynamic DNS is similar to a friend in the middle. When you sign up with their service, you have to link your dynamic public IP to a domain name. And you can use that fixed domain name instead of your public IP. And they will do the job of updating your IP address in the background.

Now there are many dynamic DNS providers out there. Some free, some paid. The best way to find, which service to choose, is by checking which service is supported on your router So follow these steps.

1. Login to your router and look for an option that says Dynamic DNS.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

If it’s not there, then you can download IP updater software from any Dynamic DNS provider. And put it on the computer which is used frequently. But, almost every router (even the cheaper ones) have this Dynamic DNS options inbuilt, so you don’t have to worry about that.

I have a custom ROM called dd-wrt installed on my Netgear router. It supports DDNS and no-IP. Now since the first one is paid only. I will go with the second one, i.e no-IP. And by looking at the interface, I can tell, all I need is a domain name, and username/password.

2. So go to noip.com and create a free account.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

3. Next, go to the dashboard, there you’ll find an option to Add hostname. Click on that. A new window will open, write a new sub-domain of your choice and click add.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

4. Now, copy your new domain name and paste it your router settings, also enter your username and password that you have used to login to that service. And save changes.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

5. Now, to access your home router from a remote location, type in your domain name followed by the remote control port no. For example — techwiser.ddns.net:8080. If your setup is correct, you’ll see the login screen of your router.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Closing words: How to Access Router Remotely

So now that you have set up DDNS and remote access on your router, you can access it from anywhere via the Internet. In case you have an old router here are some tips on how to boost network on your old Wi-Fi

Being a netizen, you must have heard about TeamViewer. Yes, it is the best program of its class, which make it possible to control other computers remotely from another computer or smartphone. I know it is cool! But have you ever thought of how to access mobile with laptop or computer remotely? I am sure you thought of it but is unable to find the most appropriate solution. But you are in the right place now.

This article is all about that. You can always control PC from Android without internet. This tutorial is pretty similar to that, but the only thing is that both the remote smartphone and your computer should be connected to the internet. The two devices may or may not be on the same WiFi network though. If you are a young netizen and do not know how to use TeamViewer, this tutorial is still not going to be tough for you. This tutorial can also be used for mobile to mobile remote access. I will be discussing that, as well, in this tutorial. Moreover, if you want to control your phone without internet but locally then you can use the Airdroid.

So without further discussions, let’s get into the tutorial.

How to remotely access the Android phone from pc without rooting over Internet

The steps to follow

Step 1: If TeamViewer is not installed on your computer, you can download the PC version of the TeamViewer from this link. If you are already having TeamViewer installed on your system, just ignore this step.

Step 2: Download the app with the name ‘TeamViewer QuickSupport’ from the Google Play Store. You can even do the Quick Support TeamViewer download from this link.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Step 3: After opening the TeamViewer QuickSupport app for the first time, you will find some basic tutorial. Just swipe right multiple times, unless you find the ‘Done’ button. Just tap on that.

Step 4: Now you will get the following screen where you can find your unique ID after a couple of seconds. You will get a 10 digit code just like the one, which is shown in the image below. You can send the ID via WhatsApp, Email, SMS, or can even save it somewhere, by tapping on the ‘SEND MY ID…’ button.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Step 5: Keep the app open, or you can go back to the home screen by tapping on the home button. But you should not exit the app.

Remote controlling with the TeamViewer Windows program

Step 6: Just open TeamViewer on your computer, or a different smartphone and enter the 10-digit code in the Partner ID text box. After that, tap on ‘Connect’.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Step 7: You will be asked to give a permission to allow the screen mirroring feature. Just tap on the ‘Allow’ button the message box that appears on the smartphone screen.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Step 8: You will be asked to give a permission to allow screen mirroring. Just tap on ‘Start Now’ to start the remote controlling and screen mirroring process. You can even tick on the ‘Don’t show again’ box if you want remote control your smartphone from the same computer numerous times.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

Step 9: After the connection takes place successfully, your smartphone screen will be mirrored on your computer. Now you can see your phone on the PC.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

You can give inputs, and see the screen simultaneously with this trick. It is one of the best ways to remote control Android from PC over WiFi or the internet. Though there are numerous devices, which doesn’t support inputs from a remote computer. In such cases, you can only see the smartphone screen on your TeamViewer Windows program.

TeamViewer is by far the easiest way to control your smartphone from your computer. There are numerous add-on apps like Quick support for Samsung and numerous other manufacturers, to make the experience of remote controlling better on those devices. If you are using the premium version of TeamViewer, you can even do the TeamViewer login to save the smartphone ID, lest you forget it. As of now, it is the best way to remote control android phone over WiFi.

Hope the tutorial on how to control Android phone from pc over the internet, was helpful for you. You can even change some settings by tapping on the triple-dot menu, and by tapping on ‘Advanced’ on your smartphone. Are you facing any issues with the tutorial? Surely let me know about it, in the comment section down below.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

This article will explain how to use the Shutdown command to turn off a computer remotely as well as how to use the WakeOnLan standard to wake or boot a PC.

  • Remotely shutdown a computer on a LAN
  • Use the WakeOnLAN command
  • Retrieve IP and MAC address
  • Compatibility checks
  • Open port 8900
  • Wake On LAN (WOL)
  • Boot your PC from the Internet
  • Boot your PC using your phone

How to remotely shutdown a computer on a LAN?

In order to control a computer remotely, please note that you must be connected to the same local network as the target PC. You must also know the username and password required for login.

  • The first step is to open TCP port 445 on the target computer. To do this, open your Start menu and then go to Settings >Control Panel >Security Center.
  • Open Windows Firewall and click the Exceptions tab.
  • Select the line that reads File Sharing and printers and press OK. If this line is missing, click Add Port and choose TCP port 445 .
  • Next, head to Start >Settings >Control Panel >System. Select the Remote tab and check the option that reads Allow users to connect remotely to this computer. It is now time to open the command prompt.
  • Head to Start/Run or use the keyboard shortcut Windows + R. Next, type cmd and then hit OK. This will open your command prompt.
  • To obtain the necessary rights to run a shutdown command on the target machine, you must first run the net use command. Use the Windows + R keyboard shortcut and then enter net use \\ip_address_of_target_machine. Enter an administrator username and password for the target computer to connect to the target PC.
  • Once connected to the target PC, we can run the shutdown command. An example of the command is given below, whereby instructions are given for the target computer to close all active applications and shutdown after 30 seconds of inactivity. Please note that you can substitute any of the variables according to your network or PC specifics:

-s: Shutdown the PC

-f: Force active applications to close without warning

-t xx: Set a countdown in seconds

-m \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: The IP address of the target computer

The GUI is available by typing shutdown -i.

For any additional information about this command, type shutdown /?.

How to use the WakeOnLAN command?

WakeOnLAN, as the name already suggests, is a tool that can boot or wake a computer by sending a Magic Packet to the network adapter of the target computer. It is important to note that not all network cards and BIOS are compatible with, or support, the use of Magic Packet.

In order to use the WakeOnLAN command, you must be connected to the same local area network (LAN) as the target computer. Knowledge of the physical location (MAC) and IP address of the target computer is also required.

How to retrieve IP and MAC address?

  • The first step is to retrieve the IP address and MAC address of the target computer.
  • To do this, go to Start/Run or use the keyboard shortcutWindows + R and type cmd >OK.
  • The command prompt will open. Now type ipconfig /all:
  • Copy the IP and physical (MAC) address of the target PC.

How to perform the compatibility checks?

It’s now time to check if your network card is compatible with Magic Packets.

  • To do this, right-click on My Computer and click Manage.
  • Next, go to Device Manager/Network Cards and do a right-click on your Network Card.
  • Then click Properties.

Do a search for the following words and verify that all options that relate to them are currently active: Magic Packet, Wake On Magic Packet, Wake On Lan, or Wake. If none of these words appear, you may be required to update the drivers for your Network Card.

  • To see if your computer is BIOS compatible, enter the BIOS when you start the computer. You can do this by pressing ESC, F2, F5, F12 or DEL (depending on your system).
  • Once in the BIOS, go Power Options and enable Wake-On-LAN, or any similar option:

How to open port 8900?

You can open Port 8900 in the same way as you would Port 445.

How to use Wake On LAN (WOL)?

Start by downloading the Symantec WOL tool on the source computer. Launch the tool and then fill in the empty fields using the information gathered above.

  • Mac Address: MAC address (the target machine)
  • Internet Address: Local IP address (target machine)
  • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.255
  • Send Options: Local Subnet
  • Remote Port Number: 8900
  • Click the button: Wake Me Up

Once the packet has been received, the target computer will boot.

How to boot your PC from the Internet?

In theory, it is possible to boot a remote PC from the internet. You will need configure your router to redirect a UDP packet to a specific port on all the network computers.

By sending the magic packets to your public IP address (on the correct port), you will be able to individually boot computers on your local network.

How to boot your PC using your phone?

If you want to wake up your computer while you are not at home using your phone, you will need an external PSTN modem (using the RS 232 serial port). Connect the modem to your computer and enable the option in your BIOS. From there, you can connect the modem to IP phone line from your router.

Last Updated on March 27, 2020 by Vikas Bhatt 2 Comments

This is probably the lamest thing I’ve written so far in my entire life. A few days back, I came across a video on YouTube by the guy named OpenSource Gangster which was titled “Remotely turn on your computer using your Android Phone” and like always, I stood there to see the whole video. This was indeed interesting that just by a touch of a virtual button on your Android phone’s screen, you can remotely turn on your PC.

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

At the time of writing this article, the video had only 1600 views, so I thought that I should give a hand to the guy who has done something which is much of a life saver for some people.

What Do You Require?

  • A Computer running Windows 7.
  • The PC needs to be connected via the ethernet cord

Steps To Turn On Your PC With Your Android Phone

1. Enable Wake On LAN — Go to the Device Manager>> Network Adapters>> Double click on your ethernet card to show properties>> Advanced. Click On Wake On LAN capabilities and in the Values menu select the Pattern Match & Magic Packet. Click on OK.

2. Record Your MAC Address — Press Win + R and type in “cmd” (without quotes). In the command prompt window, type “ipconfig/all” (without quotes). This will show you the MAC Address or your card specified in front of the Physical Address key. Note this down on a paper.

3. Download PCAutoWaker (for WiFi) or Wake On LAN (for 3G) — This is for the people who will be using this method over WiFi. Download the PCAutoWaker Android app from the Google Play Store and open it up. If you are going to use 3G instead of WiFi, you can alternatively download the Wake On LAN from the Google Play Store.

Continuing the trend, I’ll use PCAutoWaker instead of Wake On LAN but the methods to use both of them are almost the same.

4. Set Up PCAutoWaker On Android —

  • Open the PCAutoWaker app in your Android Phone and in the first screen click on “Add a PC”: type the name of your PC which you want to assign and press Next.
  • In the next screen type your MAC Address which you typed in the 2nd step and click on Next.
  • Now the app will show you your Wireless network name which is your SSID. Now click on “Use current WiFi connection SSID” to proceed further.
  • In the next screen, just click Finish. A dialogue box will pop up saying that you need to make sure that you have enabled WLAN on your PC. This box is pretty much saying the same thing which we did already in the first step. Ignore it and click OK.

Once you have done all these steps, the main screen of the app will show up with your PC name.

5. Waking up Your PC with PCAutoWaker — Tap and hold on the name of your PC to get the options menu. Here you’ll find the option to Wake up your PC straight from the phone itself. To turn on your PC or laptop, just click on Wake and within the next three seconds your PC will start automatically.

How To Turn On Your PC straight from your Android Phone (Video)

” data-lazy-src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/pDjjMO3az84?autoplay=0″ data-lazy-method=”viewport” data-lazy-attributes=”srcdoc,src”>
How did you find this simple trick? Be sure to try it out and do let us know if you get any problems in the comments section.

About the Author

This is a Guest Article written by Vikas Bhatt, he’s the editor of TutzNet Technology Blog. Apart from writing for TutzNet, he loves doing video reviews and gadget reviews.

Introduction: How to Remotely Shutdown/ Restart/ Logoff Any Computer (Prank)

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

I DO NOT recommend doing this at school. First off, you can get yourself in to big crap if you do.
Second, Administrators block cmd.exe so you can’t do stuff like this.(Easy to pass though. They already have a bunch of Instructables on how.)

Also, I dont know if this is considered hacking or not, so only do it to people who wouldn’t care.

Now that I am done being Mr. Strict, the boring old normal teacher, lets get started!

Step 1: Steal the IP Adress!

To shudown or whatever you want to do, you first need your victim’s IP adress. This is the computer’s connection to the Internet. The easist and fastest way to is to run cmd.exe (Command Prompt) on your victim’s computer. Click start and then run. Type in cmd.exe and click the RUN button. Type in this afrer Command Prompt opens (NO QUOTES!):

Copy the IP down on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Run Back to Your Computer.

Get away from your victim’s computer before they catch you.

Step 3: The Fun Part

Ok, once you get back to your computer, you should wait until you know your victim is on his/her computer. Run cmd.exe on your computer (Wow, you can do a lot with Command Prompt, huh?). Type in (Without quotes):

This opens up a window called Remote Shutdown Dialog. Click on the “Add” button and type in your victim’s IP adress (Yes, you can prank multiple victims at one time.). Click OK and choose what you want to do to thier computer (Shutdown, Restart, Logoff) If you want to rub it in thier face, check Warn Users of Action and set the time that it will take for them to save thier stuff. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE PLANNED BOX. If you don’t it can mess up thier computer (Well, they can when it turns back on.) And if you really want to rub it in thier face, you can add a comment like: “Haha loser you just got PRANKED. You have exactly 20 seconds to save your stuff! What an idiot!!”. You know, someting really sutle and light.

Be the First to Share

Did you make this project? Share it with us!

Using Chrome Remote Desktop to remotely accessing your Windows computer, but having privacy concern on the possibility that someone else who happen to be nearby your host computer can see your host computer screen while you are remoting to the machine? Or in case you are using some other tools (paid or free) that do not have blackout screen and currently looking for workaround / alternative way to hide / blackout the screen?

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internetDoing Remote Desktop and want the host screen to appear blank / black / sleep? Use Curtain mode!

Don’t worry I’ve got solution for you to blackout the screen, disable the screen or hide the screen or make the screen ‘sleep’ while you are remoting to the machine. Google Chrome browser (or in short, Chrome) has the feature and it’s called “Curtain mode”.

Here’s how to enable Curtain Mode on Chrome Remote Desktop for Windows computer

Follow these steps to enable Chrome Curtain Mode on host Windows computer.

1) On the host Windows computer, click on “Windows” then type Registry Editor.

2) When prompted by “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”, click “Yes”.

3) Registry Editor program will launch.

4) Go to the following path and set the value accordingly.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\RemoteAccessHostRequireCurtain to 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\fDenyTSConnections to 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\UserAuthentication to 0

5) Special for Windows 10, on top of doing step #4, you need to do this extra setup.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\SecurityLayer to 1

That’s it. Do give a try to enable Chrome Remote Desktop Curtain mode by remoting the Windows Host machine.

Alternative way to enable Curtain Mode on Chrome Remote Desktop for Windows computer

In case the steps above are too complicated to do or you did them but you don’t get the Curtain mode / blackout screen activated, then do these alternative steps.

1) On the host Windows computer, click on “Windows” and type “cmd”. Right click on “Command Prompt” from the list and select “Run as Administrator”.

2) When prompted by “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”, click “Yes”.

3) Copy the following command and paste it into your “Command Prompt” window.

reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome /v RemoteAccessHostRequireCurtain /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f && reg add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fDenyTSConnections /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f && reg add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp” /v SecurityLayer /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f && reg add “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp” /v UserAuthentication /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f && net stop chromoting && net start chromoting

4) Press “Enter” to execute the command. Close the Command Prompt window once done.

That should do the job. Do give a try to enable Chrome Remote Desktop Curtain mode by remoting the Windows Host machine.

Bring it all together

Using the method explained above on Chrome Remote Desktop remoting any Windows machine now become more secure and has better privacy. In case you are having any difficulties / issues on any of the steps above, don’t hesitate to reach me for help using the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to help you.

Do you have anything you want me to cover on my next article? Write them down on the comment section down below.

Alternatively, find more interesting topics on JILAXZONE:

JILAXZONE – Jon’s Interesting Life & Amazing eXperience ZONE.

Hi, thanks for reading my article. Since you are here and if you find this article is good and helping you in anyway, help me to spread the words by sharing this article to your family, friends, acquaintances so the benefits do not just stop at you, they will also get the same goodness and benefit from it.

Live to Share. Share to Live. This blog is my life-long term project, for me to share my experiences and knowledge to the world which hopefully can be fruitful to those who read them and in the end hoping to become my life-long (passive) income.

My apologies. If you see ads appearing on this site and getting annoyed or disturb by them. As much as I want to share everything for free, unfortunately the domain and hosting used to host all these articles are not free. That’s the reason I need the ads running to offset the cost. While I won’t force you to see the ads, but it will be great and helpful if you are willing to turn off the ad-blocker while seeing this site.

This article explains how to remotely shutdown computers on network using Windows shutdown command, PsShutdown tool and third-party network shutdown software.

Having an ability to shutdown computers remotely is helpful not only for network administrators who need to turn off workstations at night to save electric power, for example, but also for home users who have more than one PC in the network and like to manage them remotely. There are a number of ways how you can execute network shutdown command, but all of them have some preconditions.

It’s important to remember that you can initiate remote shutdown operation, described in this article, only for Windows PCs available in the local network. To check a list of PCs available in the local network you can open Network (or Network Neighborhood is early Windows) in the Windows Explorer. Also to execute network remote shutdown you should have an administrative access to remote PC. This security limitation prevents unauthorized shutdown of remote computers.

Method One: Using Standard Windows Shutdown Command

Starting from Windows Server 2003 (for server platforms) and Windows XP (for desktop platforms) Windows includes shutdown.exe utility in the standard distribution. This utility can be used to shutdown a local or network PCs. You can use it in a command-line mode by typing shutdown.exe in the Windows command prompt (known as CMD). A set of command-line parameters for shutdown command is described in MSDN article, but at a time of writing this article doesn’t describe all parameters available for shutdown.exe that comes with Windows 7. So it makes sense to get a list of command-line parameters for your system by running a following command:

In order to shutdown a remote PC you can run such command:

Lets break it down:

  • /s – instructs to make a shutdown
  • /m \\ComputerName – specifies the name of remote PC to shutdown it remotely

Important: As it was mentioned above, shutdown.exe can have different parameters on different Windows versions. But parameters syntax also can be different. For example on XP you have to use ‘-s’ instead of ‘/s’.

Shutdown command has additional parameters that help to control behavior of shutdown operation. For example, a command below makes remote shutdown of specified PC with 60 seconds timeout during which a message will be displayed on remote PC and then all running applications are forced to close:

Method Two: Using Windows Shutdown Utility in UI Mode

If you prefer to use visual interface instead of specifying command-line parameters, you can make network remote shutdown from the visual interface by starting shutdown.exe in a dialog mode. Remote Shutdown Dialog offers less options than available from the command-line, but you can execute all main operations such as remote shutdown and reboot. In order to run shutdown.exe as a dialog, you have to execute following command in the Windows command prompt (Windows Start > click Run > type CMD > enter the command below).

Method Three: Using External Network Shutdown Tools

If you plan to use shutdown.exe you need to remember that different Windows versions include different implementations of this utility with different features and parameters. While all Windows versions, starting from Windows 2000, allow to remotely shutdown computer on network, they have different set of other features. For example, early implementations of shutdown.exe don’t allow to reboot or hibernate PCs. If you need to use advanced shutdown features on different Windows versions, you can use free PsShutdown command-line utility (psshutdown.exe) from SysInternals. It is one of the most feature-reach freeware tools for network shutdown available now.

PsShutdown is a command-line tool that works on local and remote systems. It should be installed on the PC where you will run remote commands. And you don’t need to install software on any remote systems against which you want to run the tool. Command-line parameters used by psshutdown.exe is similar to shutdown.exe parameters, but PsShutdown has few important advantages over a standard shutdown utility, listed below.

  • You can use the same set of features on all Windows versions (starting from Windows 2000).
  • You can lock local or remote PC and logoff the current user. Network remote shutdown operation can be aborted by the interactive user.
  • You can specify a list of remote PCs in the file instead of typing them in the command-line.

For example, using the command below you can execute network shutdown tasks on computers, which names are specified in computers.txt file, with 60 seconds timeout during which a message will be displayed on remote PC and user can abort operation.

Method Four: Using Advanced Network Shutdown Software

In large networks using specialized network shutdown software, such as EMCO Remote Shutdown, for example, is the most effective way to perform shutdown operations of multiple PCs. Such commercial software is designed to manage multiple PCs in complex networks, where shutdown.exe and psshutdown.exe can’t be used successfully because of performance and configuration limitations. Specialized network shutdown software is optimized to execute multiple remote operations in parallel to reduce an overall operation execution time. It provides visual interface that simplifies remote tasks management. It allows to execute remote shutdown, wake up and other operations manually and automatically on schedule and analyze execution results. These and other features are demonstrated in the video.

Which Network Shutdown Method is Right for Me?

For managing one or few remote PCs using standard shutdown.exe is the best choice. If you need to manage large number of PCs or use advanced shutdown options, you can benefit from features provided by psshutdown.exe. As the amount of computers increased, the specialized software with the graphical interface won out, especially if you need to automate shutdown and wake up tasks.

  • How Power Management Software Can Help You to Save Energy
  • Using PsShutdown and Shutdown Commands in Corporate Networks

PsShutdown is a command-line utility similar to the Windows shutdown utility, but with the ability to do much more.

Remote Shutdown is a professional PC power management solution that allows to completely automate PCs shutdown and wake up across organization.

You can easily download a program called WakeUpOnLan for Windows — but the problem with this is that it won’t work over the internet. It only works on local networks. So, to wake up your home computer, you’ll have to ssh to your linux server (Fishbuntu) and send the wakeup signal from it by running a script which I call “wakemeup”.

1. You will have to find out the MAC address of your Ethernet card, by going to a command prompt (on your windows desktop – the computer you want to wake up) and typing “ipconfig /all”. Look for the line that says “Physical Address” and copy the numbers down.

2. You’ll need two files which have to be in the same directory:

-rwxr–r– 1 fiona fiona 33 2009-03-10 20:22 wakemeup
-rw-r–r– 1 fiona fiona 3086 2009-03-10 20:19 wakeup.pl

tr/://d; # Magic packet is 6 bytes of FF followed by the MAC address 16 times $magic = (“\xff” x 6) . (pack(‘H12’, $mac) x 16); # Create socket socket(S, PF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, getprotobyname(‘udp’)) or die “socket: $!\n”; # Enable broadcast setsockopt(S, SOL_SOCKET, SO_BROADCAST, 1) or die “setsockopt: $!\n”; # Send the wakeup packet defined(send(S, $magic, 0, sockaddr_in(0x2fff, INADDR_BROADCAST))) or print “send: $!\n”; close(S); > sub send_wakeup_packet < ($mac, $ip) = @_; if (!defined($iaddr = inet_aton($ip))) < print "Cannot resolve $ip\n"; return; >if ($mac !

/[\da-f]<2>:[\da-f]<2>:[\da-f]<2>:[\da-f]<2>:[\da-f]<2>:[\da-f]<2>/i) < print "Malformed MAC address $mac\n"; return; ># Inject entry into ARP table, in case it’s not there already system(“arp -s $ip $mac”) == 0 or print “Warning: arp command failed, you need to be root\n”; print “Sending wakeup packet to $ip at MAC address $mac\n”; # Remove colons $mac =

3. Finally, on your desktop computer, you’ll have to change the settings to allow WakeOnLan.
There are two possible places to do this: I have done both, but one or other may suffice.

  1. BIOS (figure this out by looking at your BIOS settings)
  2. Network card settings (see below)

How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

DONE. This should now work. You can wake up your compluter whether it is off or hibernating.
Test it by typing in ./wakemeup after you have connected to Fishbuntu using SSH.

Account Information

Share with Your Friends

How to remotely access any PC using TeamViewer

How to remotely access any PC using TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a handy program to remotely control any computer running Windows, MacOS, or Linux. Follow this step-by-step guide on using TeamViewer.

You need to remotely access another computer to view files, run programs, or troubleshoot a problem. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, LogMeIn, and GoToMyPC are some of the tools available for this task–another tool worth trying is TeamViewer. With TeamViewer, you can:

  • Remotely control and transfer files on another PC;
  • Set up unattended access or require that someone be on the other end;
  • Access another computer over a LAN, WAN, or the internet; and
  • Connect to PCs running Windows, MacOS, or Linux.

SEE: Remote access policy (Tech Pro Research)

TeamViewer is free for personal use, though if you plan to use it on the job, you’ll want to review the paid subscription options, all of which offer a free 15-day trial. You can run TeamViewer from a variety of platforms, including Windows, MacOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android. The Windows version is accessible as both a standard desktop application and a Windows Universal app. If you ever need to connect from a computer that doesn’t have the program, you can use the web-based TeamViewer Management Console or even run TeamViewer Portable (zip file) from a USB stick. To use the program, you will need to set up a free account with TeamViewer, which you can do at the Management Console page.

On the host computer or computers that you want to access, you can install the full version of TeamViewer. More easily, though, you or the user can run the TeamViewer Quick Support (.exe file) module, which doesn’t require an installation.

Let’s say you want to use the standard Windows desktop version of TeamViewer to connect to a computer that has the Quick Support module. On your computer, download and install the TeamViewer_Setup.exe file for the standard desktop application. You can opt for a basic installation, an installation only to access this computer remotely, or a one-time use. If you plan to use the program to access other computers, choose the basic installation. Select the option for the way you plan to use TeamViewer–Company, Personal, or Both. You can also choose to show advanced settings (Figure A).

Figure A

After the installation, open the program and select the Remote Control panel (Figure B).

Figure B

On the host computer, ask the person on the other end to download and run the TeamViewerQS.exe file for the TeamViewer Quick Support (.exe file) module. The program displays an ID and a password, which the other person must give you in order to connect. At the Control Remote Computer screen on your computer, enter the ID. Click the Connect button. Enter the password and click Log On (Figure C).

Figure C

You should be connected. Now you can now browse and control the host computer. You can also access a variety of options from the top toolbar. The Actions tab offers commands to end the remote session, lock or reboot the computer, and send a Ctrl+Alt+Del signal (Figure D).

Figure D

The View tab gives you the ability to change the size and quality of the window and adjust the screen resolution (Figure E).

Figure E

The Communicate tab provides options for conference calling, chatting, and video calls (Figure F).

Figure F

The Files & Extras tab offers tools to print, take a screenshot, record the remote session, and transfer files (Figure G).

Figure G

The Home tab directs you to a screen with data on the remote connection, a way to leave feedback on the program, and a command to end the session (Figure H).

Figure H

You can also connect to more than one computer. At the Remote Desktop window, click the Plus tab. Enter the ID and then the password of the second computer you wish to access. You can then switch between the two remote sessions. Disconnect the remote session. Back at the Remote Control window, click Extras and select Options. You can tweak many of the settings for TeamViewer, including those for general options, security, remote control, audio conferencing, and video (Figure I).

Learn how to remotely connect to your mining rigs using different methods. This will help to avoid any downtime for the rigs.

    Last Updated: Mar, 6, 2020 GPU Mining , Guides

YouTube Video

When Will You Need To

Connecting With TeamViewer

Other Options

Advanced Tactics

YouTube Video

When Will You Need To Remote Connect

Being able to access your mining rigs remotely can help you avoid lots of downtime that could have been caused by:

  • Misconfigured Overclocks causing the miner to crash
  • Miner side problems
  • Operating System issues

Setting your Overclocks too high/low will cause the miner to hang so then you will need to close the Miner Terminal and then reconfigure your Overclocks to stabilize the rig and then re-run the miner.

In some scenarios the Miner can also lose connection or hang for which then a closing it and reopening it will do fix the issue.

Now these are just some of the issues that you can run into to give you an understanding of why it is very beneficial to for us to go over ways on how to remotely connect to your mining rigs and manage them.

Just remember this will only be helpful as long as your miner is still connected to the internet and it is still powered on.

There are multiple ways to do it so pick whichever is most convenient for you.

#1 rnyboy

  • topic starter
  • Posts: 546
  • Joined: 29 Oct 2019
  • Loc: Rochester, NY (Bortle 7/8)
  • I upgraded my latop’s Win10 Home to Win 10 Pro and got RDP working when the laptop is connected via ethernet to my home LAN. For the life of me I can’t get RDP to connect when the laptop is using wifi outside for telescope control. Any idea what I maybe missing here? I read about VPN and issues around connecting via the Internet but that’s not what I’m doing. Or at least I assume connecting over my home wifi is NOT somehow looked at by Microsoft as being over the Internet. I can see I’m connected to the laptop for file sharing and working with TeamViewer but RDP just fails straight off with that message about making sure it’s turned on (it obviously is), connected to the network (I can see it over the network), and has enabled remote connection (it does).

    I was using TeamViewer and at times it was laggy but the other day I got the Win10 Pro upgrade for $40 so I thought why not go the RDP route. Well it works over fine over the ethernet conection just not over the home wifi. I have to say that TeamViewer was a piece of cake to set up compared to RDP. Why so difficult with Microsoft I just don’t understand.

    Thanks for any help.

    Edited by rnyboy, 15 June 2020 – 03:11 PM.

    #2 alphatripleplus

  • Posts: 130,100
  • Joined: 09 Mar 2012
  • Loc: Georgia
  • Moving this to Astronomy Software and Computers for a better fit.

    #3 tkottary

  • Posts: 744
  • Joined: 06 Dec 2015
  • Loc: SunnyVale ,CA
  • As long as 2 pc’s are on the same network (even without internet) you should be able to connect via its name. Did you try connecting via computer name mentioned here?

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    • elmiko and OldManSky like this

    #4 Astro829

  • Posts: 118
  • Joined: 06 May 2013
  • Loc: AZ
  • I don’t use RDP unless I have to but I’ll try to help.

    Ok, so. Your “upgraded laptop” is connected to you imaging rig and you’re trying to remote in from another computer via wi-fi. Is this correct?

    It sounds like RDP is looking for the wrong computer name. Make sure the spelling is correct.

    Try connecting with IP v4 address. i.e. 192.168.1.xxx.

    Could try forcing IPv4 – “\\laptopname” no quotes.

    To Enable Remote Desktop Windows 10, You have to follow this RDP guide and you will be familiar with it.

    List of content you will read in this article:

    If you wish to use the Remote Desktop Protocol on Windows 10, then you have landed at the right place. This article will deliver an in-depth analysis of how to enable remote desktop in Windows 10, and to enable RDP on your PC. The basic objective of the Remote Desktop is to permit remote access to that device using the RDP. In simple words, this feature is generally used when you are not present physically in front of the desktop but want to access it.

    In Windows 10, you can configure the settings and then enable Remote Desktop on your system. Now, there are various ways through which you can accomplish this task. Take a look:

    How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 10?

    Here you will start your journey with enabling RDP in windows 10 using:

    1. Windows Settings
    2. Command Prompt
    3. Control Panel
    4. PowerShell

    Let us analyze each pointer in detail.

    Method 1: Enable Remote Desktop using Settings [Step by step guide]

    Follow the below-outlined steps to enable Remote Desktop on Windows 10 through Settings:

    Step 1: First you have to visit the Settings section and search for Remote Desktop and select Remote Desktop. Simply click on the option Enable Remote Desktop as shown in the snapshot below.

    Step 2: Now, click on confirm and move ahead.

    Step 3: You have to visit the Advanced Settings page now and select, ‘Require computers to use Network-level authentication to connect’, option. But what is the need of selecting this option? Well, this feature helps to make your connection extra secure.

    The users are asked to authenticate with the network prior to the connection with the device. Hence, this option proves helpful to you in the longer run. Have a look.

    As you can see, at the bottom of the window, there is some information about the current Remote Desktop port. Now, if you want to configure the router to permit the establishment of remote connections outside the domain of your network, you can make specific changes here. Otherwise, the by default RDP port number will always remain at 3389.

    Moving a little further, our next segment is to understand the process to enable Remote Desktop using the Control Panel.

    Method 2: Enable Remote Desktop using Control Panel

    Follow these simple steps to accomplish this objective:

    Step 1: Go to the Control panel and select System and Security. On the right-hand side, find System and tap on Allow remote access option. Take a look at the picture below.

    Step 2: Now, click on System properties, and in the Remote Desktop section, choose the option – ‘Allow remote connections to this computer. Then subsequently click Apply and then press OK.

    Remember that whenever you enable this feature using the Control panel, the NLA or the Network Level Authentication automatically gets selected. Otherwise, you need to enable this option on your system.

    Furthermore, let us analyze the process of enabling Remote Desktop using the Command prompt.

    Method 3: Enable Remote Desktop using Command Prompt

    The steps are really simple.

    Step 1: Select Start and search for the Command Prompt. Click-right on Command Prompt and hit the option stating, Run as administrator.

    Step 2: Now, type the following command:

    reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Step 3: After typing the command, press Enter. This window appears in front of your screen.

    Step 4: Additionally, if you wish to implement Windows Firewall, simply type this command:

    netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”remote desktop” new enable=Yes

    That is it, you are done with setting up enabling RDP using CMD.

    How to disable RDP in Windows 10 using CMD?

    Furthermore, what if you want to disable the Remote Desktop? Well, it is a simple process to follow these steps:

    Step 1: Click on Start and find the command prompt.

    Step 2: Then Right Click and again select Run as Administrator.

    Step 3: Now, enter the below-stated command and press enter:

    reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server” /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    Here is a snapshot for you.

    Time to hop onto our next section, shall we?

    Method 4: Enable Remote Desktop using PowerShell

    It’s really simple to enable remote desktop on your Windows 10 by using PowerShell commands. Let us discuss this in full detail.

    As you have seen that there are various methods to enable or even disable Remote Desktop. This method is used for the creation of a script that helps to configure the remote desktop devices quickly. It is also beneficial to send the script to a particular user and they can simply double-click and set up the feature automatically.

    Take a look at the following steps:

    Step 1: Click on Start and search for the PowerShell option and click right on it. Choose the Run as administrator option and subsequently type the following stated command.

    Set-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server’ -name “fDenyTSConnections” -value 0

    Step 2: Now, this command helps to enable the Remote Desktop. After typing, press Enter. You see this window in front of you.

    Step 3: Additionally, if you want to enable the RDP through the Windows firewall, you can enter the following command and then press Enter.

    Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Desktop”

    How to disable RDP using Powershell

    After you complete the following steps, you can easily enable the remote desktop on your system. Moreover, if you wish to disable the Remote Desktop, use these steps:

    Step 1: Click on start and find PowerShell. Again choose the run as administrator option and type this command as shown below:

    Set-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server’ -name “fDenyTSConnections” -value 1

    Step 2: Moreover, if you also want to disable the feature via the Windows firewall, then follow this command:

    Disable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Desktop”

    Conclusion

    Now you have successfully learned how to enable remote desktop on Windows 10 and various ways through which you can accomplish your objective of enabling remote desktop on Windows 10. Keep practicing, keep learning! If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comment section given below.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    The BitTorrent protocol isn’t just for pirates, it’s also a great way to legally download indie documentaries, music, and open source software such as Linux distributions or the Tor Browser.

    The problem with torrents is that you may across something you’d like to download while browsing on your smartphone or tablet. But how are you going to remember to download that torrent once you’re back at your PC?

    Remote apps for Android to the rescue. Many major torrent clients offer remote apps on mobile that let you add downloads to an active PC while you’re in the other room or sitting in the back of a taxi downtown.

    For our purposes today, I’m going to show you how to use BitTorrent Remote from BitTorrent Inc., but you would follow a similar path for other clients including uTorrent (also owned by BitTorrent) and Vuze.

    Getting started

    The preferences window in BitTorrent for Windows.

    The first thing we need to do is get your PC ready to accept a remote connection. Download and open the BitTorrent client on your desktop and navigate to Options > Preferences. Then in the window that opens click on Remote in the left-hand navigation panel.

    Check the box that says Enable BitTorrent Remote Access. Next, give your computer a name and password and then click Apply. If the app asks you to set a Security Question do so. Otherwise click OK and you’re done.

    Getting Mobile

    Install the BitTorrent Remote app from Google Play. Once it’s installed, launch the app and sign-in with the same credentials you used on your PC in the previous step.

    After a few minutes, the two devices should be connected and you’re ready to go.

    If you don’t have an Android device, you can still login to view and add torrents from your phone by visiting remote.BitTorrent.com and logging in with your credentials.

    Finding torrents

    Now that you’ve got your remote up and running it really isn’t much good if you don’t add new torrents while on the go.

    If you like to play around with Linux, you can download any number of distributions with torrents including the Snowden-approved, privacy-centric Tails.

    For entertainment content, you can find what are called bundles on BitTorrent’s site. Bundles are usually promotional content for a new album, documentary, or other artistic project.

    Despite being a haven for downloading movies and TV shows, The Pirate Bay also features non-infringing content from time to time. Typically, new non-infringing content on TPB is promoted on the site’s homepage. Check-in with the site every now and then to see what it offers.

    Vuze, another torrent client, has a wiki page listing many sites where you can find non-infringing torrents.

    Adding a torrent file on Android

    BitTorrent remote for Android.

    Once you’ve found a torrent you want to send back to your PC, all you have to do is copy the torrent link and add it to the remote app. If your PC is on, connected to the Internet, and the BitTorrent client is active then the torrent will start downloading in a few minutes. If your PC is not on, you’ll get an error message.

    Let’s say you wanted to watch One Mile Away, a documentary available for free on Vodo.net. Visit the film’s Vodo page and click Watch Now, then click the Download .torrent button.

    This will trigger a torrent file download to your phone, but in my experience these files don’t open in BitTorrent Remote for Android very well.

    Instead what you want to do is after you’ve pressed the download button, look for a link on the page that says “click here.” Long press that link and then choose Copy link address.

    Now, open up BitTorrent remote, login in if it asks you to, and then press the menu item icon (three vertical lines) in the bottom right of the screen. From the menu that appears select Add, paste the link you copied, press Add again and the torrent will be sent to your PC.

    Most of the time you won’t have to jump through hoops like that to get the right torrent link. Vodo is a special case that is worth reviewing since it can help you troubleshoot adding torrents via URL with other sites.

    Now that you’ve added your torrent, sit back and wait for the file to finish downloading on your PC.

    Use Remote Desktop on your Windows, Android, or iOS device to connect to a Windows 10 PC from afar. Here’s how to set up your PC to allow remote connections and then connect to the PC you set up.

    Note: While a Remote Desktop server (as in, the PC that you are connecting to) needs to be running a Pro edition of Windows, a client machine (the device you are connecting from) can be running any edition of Windows (Pro or Home), or even a different operating system altogether.

    Set up the PC you want to connect to so it allows remote connections:

    Make sure you have Windows 11 Pro. To check this, select Start , and open Settings . Then, under System , select About , and under Windows specifications, look for Edition. For info on how to get Windows 11 Pro, go to Upgrade Windows Home to Windows Pro.

    When you’re ready, select Start , and open Settings . Then, under System , select Remote Desktop, set Remote Desktop to On, and then select Confirm.

    Make note of the name of this PC under PC name. You’ll need this later.

    Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up:

    On your local Windows PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection , and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to (from Step 1), and then select Connect.

    On your Windows, Android, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop app (available for free from Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the Mac App Store), and add the name of the PC that you want to connect to (from Step 1). Select the remote PC name that you added, and then wait for the connection to complete.

    Set up the PC you want to connect to so it allows remote connections:

    Make sure you have Windows 10 Pro. To check this, go to Start > Settings > System > About and look for Edition. For info on how to get Windows 10 Pro, go to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.

    When you’re ready, select Start > Settings > System > Remote Desktop, and turn on Enable Remote Desktop.

    Make note of the name of this PC under How to connect to this PC. You’ll need this later.

    Use Remote Desktop to connect to the PC you set up:

    On your local Windows PC: In the search box on the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection , and then select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the name of the PC you want to connect to (from Step 1), and then select Connect.

    On your Windows, Android, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop app (available for free from Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the Mac App Store), and add the name of the PC that you want to connect to (from Step 1). Select the remote PC name that you added, and then wait for the connection to complete.

    Remote computer access is a method in the computer world to control another computer remotely over the internet. Technicians and business owners mostly use remote Computer Access to guide their clients and employees.

    With Remote access, one can easily control everything on another computer, like managing files, troubleshoot things, etc. There are plenty of remote access tools available out there like Ammy, Teamviewer, etc. However, what if I tell you that you can remotely control another computer without using any tool?

    Yes, it’s absolutely possible. You don’t really need third-party software to control another computer remotely. Below, we have listed the two best methods to control another computer without any tool in Windows 10 remotely.

    Steps To Remotely Control Another Computer Without Any Tool In Windows 10

    The method is quite simple, and you will be just using the inbuilt feature of Windows 10 that will help you remotely access other Windows devices. So follow up some simple steps below to proceed.

    Remotely Access Another Windows Computer:

    Step 1. First of all, in your Windows 10 got to your system settings by clicking on the Windows button on your keyboard and then entering ‘System.’

    Step 2. In a system setting, you need to select the Remote Settings on the left of the screen.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Step 3. Now there enable the Allow remote connections to this computer option.

    Step 4. Now you need to get your IP address and your username for accessing the computer. For IP address, you need to enter the command ipconfig in command prompt and username you can see in system settings.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Step 5. Now from the other machine with Windows 10, where you want to access the computer, press the Windows button, type RDP, and then click on the Remote Desktop Connection option.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Step 6. The dialog box appears to type the computer box’s target computer IP address and the Computer Username in the second box.

    Step 7. A popup will appear where you need to enter the Password of that computer and then click on ok.

    That’s it; you are done! Now you will be accessing that machine from your computer.

    2. Using Quick Assist

    Well, Quick Assist is a part of the Windows 10 operating system now, and it can be used remotely to troubleshoot a friend’s Windows PC without installing any extra software. Let’s check out how to use Quick Assist to remove access to another computer.

    Step 1. First of all, head to the Start Menu > Windows Accessories > Quick Assist.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Step 2. To remote into another computer, click on the ‘Give Assistance’ option.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Step 3. Now you will be asked to sign in with the Microsoft account and will receive a security code.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Step 4. Now the other person needs to open the Quick Assist tool and click on the ‘Get Assistance’ button.

    Step 5. At this point, you need to enter the security code on the other computer that you have received in Step 3.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    That’s it; you are done! This is how you can remotely control another PC without any tool in Windows 10.

    So above is all about Remotely Control Another Computer Without Any Tool In Windows 10. By connecting remotely, you can easily control another computer. I hope this article helped you share it with others as well!

    The missing link between the couch and your screen

    Watching TV isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, more people are choosing to cut the cord and switch to online programming for their viewing entertainment. This also means those same people are likely sitting at their computer desk longer than they once were.

    Sure, there are some who have access to gaming consoles that connect to their primary television or smart TVs they can use to access movies and shows directly. However, not everyone is so fortunate. Though you may not have a Sony PlayStation 4 or one of Samsung’s newest Ultra HD models, chances are good you’ve got yourself a smartphone.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    With a smartphone, you already have the missing piece that brings your computer-centric home theater together. Simply download one of the apps below and you’ll finally be able to use it as a PC remote control to navigate your computer screen from the comfort of your own couch.

    Turn Your Mobile Phone Into A PC Remote Control

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    There are quite a few PC remote control apps to choose from in Google Play and the Apple App Store. Most are also available for use on both Windows and Mac operating systems. There are also apps out there that can turn your mobile phone into a universal remote capable of controlling everything in your home from the refrigerator to the air conditioner.

    These are not those apps.

    Remote Mouse

    Remote Mouse (RM) is one of the easiest to use PC remote control apps that you’ll find. It’s 100% free and converts your Android or iOS smartphone into a wireless input device for your computer.

    RM has over a million active users and supports Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac operating systems.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    1. Download and install the Remote Mouse client on your Android or iOS device via either Google Play or App Store respectively.
    2. You’ll also have to download the server to your computer. The size is relatively tiny at only 706 kilobytes, with the phone application being 9 megabytes.
    3. After installation, both the computer and phone must be connected to the same WiFi hotspot or router. This will allow both devices to sync.
    4. Once a connection has been made, run both the server and client app.
    5. From the client app, you should be able to see a list of all devices currently connected to the same WiFi network.
    6. Tap on the name of the device you want to control with the application.
      • If the device you seek is not displayed, tap the + icon and select Connect by IP. Enter the IP address of the device into the text field provided.
    7. When the connection from phone to computer is successful, the client app will open its primary user-interface.
      • The interface contains six function icons, a Settings menu, and a Power button.
      • Just above the icons are three buttons which imitate a computer mouse (left-click, middle-click/scroll, and right-click).

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    • The primary portion of the screen is an uneditable text area that will display recently typed text.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    • Remote Mouse can be used in two modes: portrait and landscape.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Remote Mouse will remember all devices that have been connected to your phone. If you don’t like the default green, you can change the background image of the interface to something more palatable.

    KiwiMote

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    This is definitely one of the highest-rated apps you’ll find in the Google Play Store. This app supports all Android versions of 4.0.1 or higher and will require a computer-side server installation available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The server will only take up 2 megabytes of hard drive storage, but will need Java installed on your system to work.

    A WiFi connection will be necessary to connect KiwiMote from your phone to the computer. One of the cooler features is that KiwiMote allows you to make the connection by scanning the QR code from the computer using your phone. Alternatively, you’ll have to enter an IP address, port number, and a unique PIN in order to make a connection.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    You’ll get the essential PC remote control features like a keyboard, mouse, and gamepad, but the app does not allow you to view your computer screen. Instead, you’re treated to a few user-friendly interfaces for various desktop applications like Adobe PDF Reader and VLC Media Player.

    KiwiMote is funded by ads, and in doing so remains completely free to download and use.

    Unified Remote

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    One of the more interesting remote apps and the only one with a paid option on this list is Unified Remote. Similar to the other two in the article, it requires a phone app and a computer-side server to work.

    Not only does it work for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, but it can also control other devices including Raspberry Pi and Arduino Yún.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    The free version of Unified Remote comes with the standard essentials (keyboard, mouse, and volume), light and dark themes to swap between, 18 free remotes, and supports both single and multi-touch mouse control. It’s just as easy to set up as the other two, providing automatic server detection and password protection.

    If you decide to part with $3.99 and purchase the full version, you’re treated to 90+ remotes, the chance to customize your own, and the ability to use voice commands. Why be cheap when you can be lazy instead?

    Former US Army IT communications specialist who began his online blogging career in 2016. Joseph has over 10 years experience in the IT industry as both an analyst and communications expert. He’s a night owl and an avid Red Bull consumer who spends most of his downtime enthralled by online gaming and website building. Read Joseph’s Full Bio

    Control panel -> Network Connections
    Local Area Connections -> Properties ->Ethernet hardware: Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection ->Configure ->

    Power Management -> Wake on Directed Packet
    Power Management -> Wake on Magic Packet
    Power Management -> Wake on Magic Packet from power off state
    Power Management -> Wake on Link

    Setup -> Power seetings ->Allow wake online

    this is my c# code:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Drawing;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    using System.Net.Sockets;
    using System.Net;

    namespace wakeuponline
    <
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    <
    public Form1()
    <
    InitializeComponent();
    >

    private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    <
    this.Llamada(“XX.XX.XX.XX”, “XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX”, 7);//here the IP and mac address
    >

    private void Llamada(String IP, String MACADDR, int port)
    <

    try
    <
    byte[] MACBYTE = new byte[6];
    String[] hex = MACADDR.Split(‘-‘);

    Do this using Win32_NetworkAdapter of WMI.
    Thnks

    There is no universal mechanism for an end user to determine an IP address given a known MAC address, although it can be done in certain specific situations.
    Try using RARP
    or ARP if it is there in cache
    arp -s 157.55.85.212 00-aa-00-62-c6-09
    arp -a

    shutdown -s -f -m \\192.168.11.99(replace this ip)

    Pls. refer “Runtime” & “Process” Java classes.
    You can execute file using Process.exec(). )

    General News Suggestion Question Bug Answer Joke Praise Rant Admin

    Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

    Looking to access cloud desktop on your Windows desktop?

    Just follow our 3-step instructions below and you’re good to go.

    Getting started with Cloud Desktop

    What will you need?

    Please refer to out email with subject line “Welcome email.” This email has important information for your easy access to Cloud Desktop.

    • Desktop Name/RDP Host Name/IP
    • Username
    • Password

    1. Internet-connected Windows computer

    Of course, you will need a good internet connection for accessing the Cloud Desktop. After that, accessing the Cloud Desktop is as easy as accessing a secure website that requires a username and password. Your Cloud Desktop appears in a separate window that looks like your regular desktop. You can minimize and maximize the tabs to go back and forth between your Cloud Desktop and regular desktop.

    2. Latest Microsoft Remote Desktop software

    This is the tool through which you will access your Cloud Desktop, just as web browser is a tool required to browse the internet.

    In Mac computers, you can download the software from App Store. All you need to do is type “Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection” in the App Store search bar. Don’t worry, we have covered it in our instructions later.

    3. Your credentials provided in the welcome email from Apps4Rent

    Please refer to our email with subject line “Welcome Email.” This email has an important

    information for your easy access to Cloud Desktop. Please keep this information safe:

    • Desktop Name/RDP Host Name/IP
    • Username
    • Password

    We have provided you the credentials to login to your cloud desktop. Now you have all the information that you need, let’s get started.

    Let’s take an example with the following information:

    • Desktop Name/RDP Host Name/IP: computer.fabrikam.com
    • Username: administrator
    • Password: 123456

    We have provided you the credentials to login to your cloud desktop. Now you have all the information, let’s get started.

    Instructions:

    Step 1: Find Your Remote Desktop

    In the search option in the bottom-left corner of your Windows 10 screen, type “Remote Desktop Connection.”

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Try it: Select Search > Remote Desktop Connection, In the results, select the option “Remote Desktop Connection.”

    Step 2: Enter Your Cloud Computer Address

    After you click “Remote Desktop Connection,” a pop-up form appears on your screen. It looks like this:

    Here you will enter Desktop Name that is provided to you in the welcome email. The Desktop Name is also known as “RDP Host Name.”

    Here, you can also enter the IP address instead of Desktop Name. But we recommend entering the Desktop Name.

    After entering the Desktop name, click the “Connect” button.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Note: In Step 2, we recommend typing Desktop Name instead of IP address because of the reason that you can get the below pop-up:

    Step 3: Type Your Username/Password

    Once you are done with the Step 2, another pop-up will appear on your screen. It looks like this:

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Here, you will type of Username that is provided by us. In the Password box, type the Password which is provided by us. Click “OK” once you have entered username and password.

    How to remotely turn on your pc over the internet

    Congratulations!

    You have setup your Cloud Desktop. You can use it anywhere, anytime and enjoy the full benefits of your favorite accounting software.

    Are you still facing a problem? If you want a 15-minute training session with our expert, please write to us.