There is an interesting new app in the MadeForMediaCenter app store called WOLPacket. It’s nice simple app for Windows Media Center that sends a magic packet to wake up a remote PC that is sleeping.

A background media centre application that will send a magic packet to a remote PC waking it from sleep. This action happens whenever media center starts, or you select the tile installed in the extras area.

You will need to edit the settings file (created after the first time the application is run) in c:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\wolpacket.

The app is available for free from the app store

3 thoughts on “New Media Center App: WOLPacket”
  1. This has been around for a while I think, the last time I tried it, it didn’t work for me. Hopefully it’s been updated since?

  2. Well, it’s been updated, but if it didn’t work for you before nothing I changed will make it work for you.

  3. This seems to work for xbox extenders but not the linksys extenders. Am I doing something wrong here? Is there a way to get it to work for the linksys ones?

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