I have two computers at home connected to my WRT54GL (a variant of WRT54G) through cables. Using SSH i can easily shut down my computer, and using Wake On Lan, I can wake them up again when I need them. Here are some of my notes after setting up the wake on LAN:
- You need to activate wake on LAN feature in the BIOS.
- You need to set your network card to wake on LAN using ethtool. This command needs to be inserted to your startup/network script, because in each restart you will need to set it again.
- Some network card will wake using the program wol, but some must use etherwake.
- Wake on LAN only works in cable/wired connection (wireless connection will not work).