Remote wake up
How can I remotely boot my home computer up (from the off state) from another location so that I can run applications on my home computer? I know about remote desktop, but I just want to know how to turn on my home computer if it was turned off (cold boot). Do I need special software to do this? What settings do I have to put in the BIOS, Windows, and the NIC? I've heard about MagicPackets and all the other stuff, but I don't know how to use them.
I have WXP Pro SP2, a Realtek 8139/810X NIC, and an broadband ethernet connection. In my BIOS, I have something like: Remote Wake-up (If memory serves me correct). The three options are On, On w/ boot to NIC, Off. In my network adapter settings I have: WakeUP on ARP/PING, WakeUp on Link Change, and WakeUP using APM Mode.
Any help is appreciated.