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HTPC - Wake on Wireless LAN

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Hi
I have been playing around with Wake on Lan for quite some time. I would want to set up Wake on Wireless LAN for HTPC, the problem is that not many NICs support WoWLAN.
It would be great if there is a motherboard with integrated NIC that supports it, so I wouldnt have to waste a precious PCI slot in tiny mATX chassis. I know for a fact that there are problems with USB adapters so that really goes without a question. So I'd like to ask if anyone has a working Wake on Wireless LAN network card if so please share with me, what it is and how you got it to work.
Best Regards
Asiron.
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Bump. Has anyone done anything with WoWLan?
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Bump. Has anyone done anything with WoWLan?
Most who build a HTPC quickly learn that wireless connections are not good enough for streaming. You should do yourself a big favor and just plan on building a PC with a LAN connection..
Edited by waterhead - 2/5/13 at 3:43pm
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Edited by quantumstate - 6/23/13 at 3:55pm
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So I'd like to ask if anyone has a working Wake on Wireless LAN network card if so please share with me, what it is and how you got it to work.

I went down that road a few years back and gave up. There isn't much of a use case for it. If you want a wireless connection for a stationary device, it's usually because you can't get a wire to it because you are putting it out in the open. If it's out in the open, and accessible, there's less need for remote wakeup.
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I know the op may not be watching this thread anymore but what you are looking for is a wireless bridge.
They are external devices that plug into your lan port and should stay powered up while the pc is off allowing you to use wol.
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