Is there a way to turn on my computer from my wii?

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  1. gigasguy
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    I know about VNCWii and everything, but to do that I have to go to my computer and turn it on anyway. Is there a way to turn on my computer from my wii so that I can use the VNC?
     
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    Nope, sorry.
     
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    You poor thing...

    But really, how selfish can yo be? Do you even realize in Africa, some people have to walk as far as 15 miles to turn on their Wii's to use their VCN?! You should be grateful for having only to walk a few steps because others aren't so fortunate. >:[
     
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    Yes you can. Look here
     
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    This is for waking your PC, not not turning it on from a completely off state.
     
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    It'll work even if your pc is completely turned off
     
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    BIOS, bootloader, and power off says hi.

    Unless you have a hardware device actually telling your PC to press it's on button it won't turn it on from a complete off state.

    No, there is no hardware device that will turn on your PC from a wireless signal (that I know of anyway, it'd be rather useless).
     
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    You made me lol.

    I never really understood the purpose of these things when involving a home computer. Both are computers. Both are in the same building. Unless they are right next to each other, you can't do both at the same time anyway. What do you have to tweet so badly that it has to be done before you get up?
     
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    ATX boards are never completely off unless the power supply is disconnected; pushing the power button is just a signal telling it to wake up. The same signal can come from PCI(E) slots or onboard chips, or basically anything that can use the +5VSB line, as long as your bios supports it (my AMD Duron from 10 years ago does). The wireless broadcast packet from the wii only has to reach the router where it should be retransmitted over the wired LAN.
     

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