One of my readers(pranosh) mailed me asking how to schedule downloads in the night even when he is not in front of his computer.He was having BSNL Home Combo 500 Plan net connection which has night time free download from 02.00 to 08.00 AM.So the computer should automatically turn on at 02.00 AM then start his scheduled downloads (torrent) and force shutdown at 08.00 AM.
Also what if you want to run a program, let’s say a software to record TV at late hours in the night? No problem as it is possible to wake up your system from a Stand-by mode or Hibernation using this tool.
The above jobs could be easily done with a simple utility called WakeOnStandBy.It must be first activated so that it resides in memory and wakes the computer at at predefined time, runs a file and if necessary sends it into Stand-by mode, hibernates it or shuts it down.See the screenshot for details.
You could download Flashget and configure it to schedule download at the time you need.Checkout the screenshot below for details.
You can also save this whole procedure as a batch file (.bat) for later use.
If you have any problems using this please don’t mail me, say it in comments..let others know your problems too.