How can I wake up my pc while away, perhaps at a schedule, I have a UPS

I'm looking for a way to startup my pc while I'm away on holiday.

So I can log into to it over the net.

I have a UPS and the winpower software, but I'm not sure if this will do it.
mindwarpltdAsked:
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lucidica-jamalCommented:
Hiya,

The Winpower Software can do scheduled shutdowns and restarts, it can not remotely start up a computer.

To do that you will need another piece of software.
The tutorial on how to do so is here: http://knowledgebyte.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!6F1742E22E12F5F0!1578.entry

Hope that helps!
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mindwarpltdAuthor Commented:
How do you schedule shutdowns and restarts with winpower?
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jamietonerCommented:
Some motherboards have bios options to have the system start at set times during the day.
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hatheharikenCommented:
you can have a look and "Magic Packets" which is interpretted as a wake signal on most LAN controllers.

also, you can hook your computer to one of these things:
http://www.nextag.com/Intermatic-24-hour-dial-60155103/prices-html?nxtg=622f0a1c0512-BA539E2B6D3D8673
http://www.nextag.com/24-hour-timer/stores-html
http://www.buy.com/prod/ppp-pcc-36005-24-hour-timer/q/loc/111/202487054.html

and simply dial in the time you want your computer to turn on.

the computer's BIOS should be set to power up after power failure for this to work.

after the computer is fired up and online for a certain period of time, a timed shutdown command can be triggered from the scheduled tasks or from a standalone utility.

the powerline timer canthen reset itself, and wait for the next cycle.

cheers!
hathehariken.
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lucidica-jamalCommented:
It is in the user manual, which is available here if you have lost it:
http://www.ups-software-download.com/winpower/data/WinPower%20Manual.pdf
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mindwarpltdAuthor Commented:
Hmmm, the Winpower On / Off Schedule, isn't that just turning the UPS on and off, not the pc?

I still have to press a button on my pc to start it up.

Would the UPS, somehow use the USB connection to start my pc ?
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hatheharikenCommented:
computers cannot be started via the USB. it can only be turned on by the LAN (using the WOL feature) or by directly using the power switch.

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mindwarpltdAuthor Commented:
I can do it in my bios, cool
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ElectronicsCommented:
The best way to start your PC using USB is by setting up your PC to be in suspend S3 mode (in this mode system takes very very little power. you can wake up your system from USB from Suspend S3 (sleep) mode.
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mindwarpltdAuthor Commented:
S3 mode ?
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hatheharikenCommented:
but the problem with s3 mode is that it stores the system state in the RAM, ie, the RAM contains data. so if you experience power failure and the UPS switches off, because it senses no load, there goes your session down the drain...

better to wake up from hibernate of from shutdowned condition.

hathehariken.
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