changing the digital world one bit at a time...

Blants (noun) the rants of a blogger

  1. Wake on Wrong….

    May 5, 2011 by The Man

    Is it any wonder technology is so confusing … if there is one thing I know a bit about is Wake On Lan and I do my best to help as many people as possible to use the technology.

    Recently I saw on Twitter a question from serverfault about WoL so I thought I would pop over and see if I could help.

    Now this type of question I have been asked 100’s of times over the last 11 years. It’s always the same, I send a WoL signal to my machine and it wakes up for the first 15 minutes but after that nothing. Now 10 times out of 10 it is because the WoL packet was sent to the ip address of the machine. So what happens when that machine is turned off ? Well the machine no longer has that ip address although the ip address will remain in the arp cache of other equipment for a small amount of time.

    So why am I whining like a little bitch ? Well look above and you will see a so called expert not only mark my answer down but edit the original question. So John Gardeniers has now made a very small part of the internet a bit more stupid. Thanks John.

    Will it stop me from answering questions ? No, I leave the reader to make up their own mind but I cannot help but feel reputation on these kind of sites is diminished.

  2. Wake on Lan for iPhone/iPod Touch now with Dropbox support

    February 14, 2011 by The Man

    The next version of Wake on Lan for iOS will include the ability to upload and download the bookmarks database to Dropbox

    This will make it easy to backup the database and transfer it to other iOS devices, OS X and in the future Android and other devices.

  3. Wake on Lan for Android – updated to 1.4

    by The Man

    Nothing much exciting just added the ability to name the bookmarks like the iOS version.

  4. The first casualty of Project WoLF

    January 25, 2011 by The Man

    Sadly my Netgear died a sad and lonely death last night after many years of loyal service.

    The good news is that I am getting closer to a solution for adding WoL functionality to Netgear routers. Just need to buy a new one for testing now.

  5. Wake on Lan for Netgears and maybe Linksys routers

    January 21, 2011 by The Man

    Plan B is GO.

    I am calling it Project WoLf because I am a nerd/geek….. 🙂

  6. Why WoL does not work on Netgear routers

    January 20, 2011 by The Man

    Not sure if this applies to all routers but the DG834N does.

    if (lan_index != "0";){
     msg+= "Invalid LAN IP address, please enter againn";

    Note the 254, if only it was 255 🙁

    UPDATE: Sadly, while I was able to change this, it still does not work. On to plan B 🙂