View Full Version : Prop on Ethernet - Magic Packet Generation

07-02-2009, 02:16 PM
Had a search and couldn't see any solutions...

Has anyone had any experience with the propeller (and the PropNIC or even 'raw' ENC28J60 chip) and magic packet generation?

I have a need for a simple (almost disposable) device that allows me to type in a MAC address {web page?} and then on a power rest generate a 'magic packet' to wake up a laptop computer. Once programmed this device then sits in a very far away place and just needs to do it's thing every time it is re-powered.

I have done some work with the Olimex version but I would rather now move to spin/propeller.

This also leads to the question, has anyone done a _real_ simple web server in a prop (and would they be kind enough to share) ?

Thanks in advance

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07-02-2009, 10:57 PM
10BaseT wake on LAN is one application that might be within Propeller's serial I/O transmit limits.

There has been limited success in transmitting Ethernet packets over UTP directly from Propeller.

There have been web servers on Propeller using a separate device like ENC28J60, etc....
See this www.ladyada.net/make/ybox2/ (http://www.ladyada.net/make/ybox2/)

Hope this helps.


Propalyzer: Propeller PC Logic Analyzer (http://www.brouhaha.com/~sdenson/Propalyzer)
http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=788230 (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=788230)