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Advanced Wake On Lan

Advanced Wake On Lan

Wake up a sleeping device (e.g. NAS, Server, etc.) using Wake-On-Lan

1.2.5 Scripts mandark 19,482 59.06 KB Nov 13, 2013

Sends a WOL magic packet to a remote device using its ethernet MAC address and displays a notification if and when the device is available.
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The Addon can be launched manually from the Programs-section of XBMC (and thus added to your favourites, etc.), and can also be configured in the addon-settings to autostart with XBMC, thus waking up your remote device when XBMC starts.
There is also a setting that will also send a wake-up signal, if XBMC comes out from standby/sleep/suspend.
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When autostarted with XBMC you can also set the addon to update the video- and/or music-libraries automatically after a successful wake-up.
You can also set up a delay for the library scans. This is needed, if the filesystem needs some further time to get ready after a successful wake-up.
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Additionally another command (e.g. activate a specific window) can be handed to the script as a parameter. It then launches that command either immediately or not until the remote device is available. Behaviour can be set by a second parameter:
- False: launch immediately (default)
- True: wait for remote device

As an example, you could add the following entry to your favourites.xml:
"RunScript("script.advanced.wol",ActivateWindow(MyVideoLibrary),True)"
This would attempt to wake the remote device configured in the "Advanced Wake On Lan"-Settings, wait until it is awake, and only then launch the XBMC-Video-Library.

This feature is especially useful, if you want to launch your remote device, when entering a specific menu-item in XBMC.
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You can also pass the Host/IP and MAC-Address of the rmote device to the script as the third parameter, bypassing the config in the addon-settings. E.g.:
"RunScript("script.advanced.wol",,,[email protected]:E5:49:B5:61:34)"

This is useful, if you have more then one remote device you want to wake independently.
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In the advanced settings you can also set the addon to continue sending WOL packets with a configurable delay.
This is useful, when the remote device or NAS is kept awake, as long as WOL-packets are received.
Normally the continuous WOL-packets will also continue after XBMC has returned from standby/sleep/suspend, but there is an option to turn this behaviour off.
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If for any reason the check of a successful wake-up via ping is not possible or fails on your system, please note the following:
- XBMC must be run as Administrator on Windows / with root rights on Linux for ping-based host-up checks to work.
- If this is not possible or it still fails, you can disable ping-based host-up checks in the advanced addon-settings.
This allows you to set a fixed timespan, after which the addon just assumes, that the remote host is awake (to display success-notifies, launch other commands, etc.).

What's new in this version?

1.2.5
- Changed import of xbmc.python to v2.1.0 in addon.xml (needed for Gotham compatibility)