I'm thinking that I could leave the power supply on, but shut the radio off, and then turn it on using WoL. I know that you can use a remote controlled relay to do this already, but this may provide an easier, more elegant software based solution. I'd be great to not have to leave the radio on all the time, and only power it up when I plan to remote in.
Thanks for entertaining the idea, no matter how silly it may be!
My guess is if is was doable, it would have long since been accomplished. I think it is a hardware issue to power the radio on and off, and it needs a direct connection and is not implementable through software. If it were (was?) I think it would have been one of the features incorporated at the onset of remote power-on.
I read it and I hope I am wrong. Also, there are various degrees of turning off the radio. How much of the radio should be left in the "on" state to satisfy the WOL? On requirement would certainly be to make sure the fan is turned off to avoid wear and tear on it. It will be interesting to follow the evolution and how all of our personal conjecturers bear out.
A WOL Ethernet port needs to be energized at all times, even when the rest of the unit is turned off.
This is not just a software solution. I have never heard if the hardware is designed to take advantage of WOL.
WoL is a wonderful feature. I have been using it on my Dell computer for a couple of years as it is almost a necessity when using a host computer with a remoted radio. It would be a very desireable feature on the 6000 series as no host computer will be needed. However, with all the other "toys" available to over come this obstacle, I find it a non-issue at this point. It has forced me to learn about other I/P units available for remote use. As it stands now, I use a remoted relay to turn on/off the radio, and, then, another remote device to completely remove power from the 6000.
If they implement WOL, then I would also need a WOL enable CPU
My power control unit also has a telephone interface. I would like to see Flex put in a Time-out-timer for the transmit mode. There is always the possibility of an internet failure and it would be good for the transmitter to auto-time out after, say, 10 minutes of continuous transmission. This would put the remoted radio in accordance with FCC regulations regarding remote operation.
Many of the Flexers are using these