With me travelling a lot for work and installations, I sometimes need to access my office pc for info. Up to now I relied on my wife to start my PC whenever I needed it. Not being able to keep to office hours it happened a few times that I needed access to my PC late at night or very early in the mornings while she was sleeping, needless to say, the work had to wait.
Digging deeper and deeper into HA, I discovered a standard “wake_on_lan” switch today. Added 3 lines to my configuration.yaml file, “Enabled” my WOL setting in the BIOS and “voilà”…
# Wake Up Jaco_PC - platform: wake_on_lan name: "your_pc_name" mac: "your_pc's_mac_address"
Now I can switch on my PC from anywhere anytime and thought, maybe someone else can use this as well.