• on Computer/Software/Internet
  • Published in issue 7/2009 on page 120
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Remote Control for Network Devices

Many devices connected to a local area network (LAN) are left on continuously, even when they are not needed, including DSL and cable modems, routers, wireless access points, networked hard drives, printer servers and printers. The power consumption of all these devices can add up to a considerable fraction of one’s electricity bill. With the simple circuit described here we can ensure that all these devices are only powered up when at least one selected host device (such as a PC or a streaming media client) is turned on.
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