NOTE: Auto Shutdown has been discontinued and is not supported anymore. Software is however still available for download for legacy support reasons. Neets recommends other solutions instead for the purpose, and you can read more about it in this article.
Unlike the “Wake-on-LAN”, which is a common standard on computer hardware and uses predefined protocols, the “Sleep-on-LAN” is not predefined and therefore, cannot be relayed on general applications across units from different companies.
To use the “Sleep-on-LAN” function you have to install special software on each computer you want to turn off. When using the “Sleep-on-LAN” function with Neets products you need to use “Auto shutdown utility”.
This software is free and can be installed on any computer running Windows. After you install the software, make sure that the software has access to the network and that it is not blocked by a firewall or security programs.
Find the Neets Auto Shutdown software right here (DISCONTINUED)
This requires Neets Device Editor installed on your PC. If you are new to Device Editor, we have made a getting started video that is available here.
- Make a new device in the Device Editor.
- In the LAN section choose UDP as protocol and select a UDP port to broadcast on.
- Make sure that HEX input mode is selected.
- In the Power off sequence enter the following:
4E 45 45 54 53 41 55 54 4F 53 48 55 54 44 4F 57 4E 20, followed by the MAC address (on
the network adapter of the PC you want to wake up), repeated 4 times. This equals 42 bytes. The command should look something like 4E 45 45 54 53 41 55 54 4F 53 48 55 54 44 4F 57 4E 20 AA BB CC DD EE FF AA BB CC DD EE FF AA …”
- Create a new project and attach the created device to the LAN port on the control system.
- Now setup the LAN connection on you device, the selected IP address must be 255.255.255.255: and the port number must be set to 7
- On the button where you want to turn the PC off attach the Off sequence you made in the device.