Android Tasker With Wol Wake-On-LAN (WWOL)

Overview

There is a built in method to send the magic packets to wake a computer up in Tasker and WWOL but this is a manual method of doing it. It can also be changed to send an intent and any app as long as you have the name space and relevant data.

Wol Wake on Lan

Download and install Wol Wake on Lan (WWOL) app from the app store. Once installed create a profile with the correct details. The app is independent of Tasker so it is easily testable.

Wol Wake on LAN
Make sure the profile name have no spaces. Note down or copy the profile name because it will be needed in Tasker.

Wol Wake-On-LAN Task

Either create a new profile and get to the task step or create a new task. Press the “+” (add) button. In the Select Action Category menu select Misc > Send Intent.
Enter the following:

Change profile.dat to the name of the profile appending the .dat file extension. Leave the other fields default / blank.

Press the tick button to save the action for the task.

Summary

Very simple but also subject to developer changes as it’s the unofficial way of running a file with a specific program but it works… for now.

Auto Wake on LAN when returning home

Tasker App

Wol Wake on Lan (WWOL)

About Danny

I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Mobile Phone and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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