How to switch on/off from one comuter to another throght internet..??

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  1. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    HI all,

    I need your help to turn on/off simple by internet i have listen dream viewer can be used for that but i have no idea how to proceed further please help me to do this experiment.

    Thanks:D
     
  2. nerdegutta

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    I think you need to explain a little bit more.

    Do you want to turn a PC on and off through Internet?
     
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  3. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    that can be done after all, but now i need simple LED to turn on/off for testing purpose that's all..!!
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    How is the LED connected, and what is it connected to?

    You could do it fairly easy with the printerport and Linux, but you need to tell a bit more.

    (If the computer in question have "wake-on LAN" feature, I guess you can turn it on via Internet, but that requires that you know the IP/MAC address for it, and that the feature is enabled in the BIOS, of course. :))
     
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  5. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    OK, i was not aware of that i have window XP with 32Bit and intel i3 PC.
    like an indicator.
     
  6. nerdegutta

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    This is the function of the LED, right? How, and to what, is it connected?
     
  7. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    Yes yes....
    from the output of computer...and where i don't know
     
  8. nerdegutta

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    What output? Serial, parallel or USB?
     
  9. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    cheap and easy way....
     
  10. nerdegutta

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    Then I'll guess parallel is the way to go.

    What exactly do you want to do with the LED and the computer?

    Try to draw a block diagram to visualize what you want to achieve.
     
  11. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    On pressing some specific key on keyboard will control LED...
     
  12. nerdegutta

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    Do you have any thoughts on how to do it?

    This is one way of doing it:

    One the target computer:
    Download and install Ubuntu Mini.
    Install development tools and OpenSSH.
    Make a small C program to control the LPT port.

    On any other computer:
    Download Putty

    With Putty you can log on the target computer, and run your program.

    Be aware that you might need to open some ports on your router/firewall.
     
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  13. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    I have never done, please put all step in one post...
     
  14. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    waiting for help....
     
  15. nerdegutta

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    I also think you can do it with Norton PC anywhere and a small program written for Windows.

    What do you have so far? Except the MS Paint sketch.
     
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  16. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    I have no idea how to do this. so, i have nothing!!
     
  17. BMorse

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    Do you have any kind of programming language you can use? such as Visual Basic? You could use Winsock to do the internet communications between PC's, and the use a comm object to control anything attached to a serial port on the other PC.

    Or just use Hyperterminal :)
     
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  18. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    I have never used both of these lang. can you please tell how to write code for this?
     
  19. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    is there any other option??
     
  20. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    please tell what to do now??
     
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