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Automatically Turn On Computer and Start Scheduled Downloads in night

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.

Scheduled download night

You could download Flashget and configure it to schedule download at the time you need.Checkout the screenshot below for details.

Flashget Free Download

You can also save this whole procedure as a batch file (.bat) for later use.

Download Download WakeUpOnStandBy (395 kb)|Online manual

If you have any problems using this please don’t mail me, say it in comments..let others know your problems too.

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  • Edger June 2, 2008, 6:18 pm

    how can we automatically dial internet connections for dialup ……..bsnl dataone

  • srikanth June 10, 2008, 10:52 am

    The wake up software would be a good utility but I believe the internet connections like BSNL or for instance my ISP has to activated by Logging into a local website like
    I mean by providing the username and password in a webpage then we can browse through webpages

    so can the above action be programmed with that software ?

    Would love to know any related info on it


  • rinzu June 23, 2008, 2:32 pm

    wow… this one was interesting…!!!



  • renju June 23, 2008, 7:50 pm

    For automatic login or dialing for bsnl dataone follow these steps

    open notepad and type

    rasdial ‘connection_name’ ‘username’ ‘password’

    for eg, if your connection name is dataone, username is net and password is 123456, then use rasdial dataone net 123456

    save the file as “connect.bat”

    open notepad again and type

    rasdial ‘connection_name’ /disconnect

    for eg. rasdial dataone /disconnect

    save this file as “disconnect.bat” now go to scheduled tasks (from control panel or from start menu) and click on Add scheduled tasks

    schedule to run connect.bat at 2.05 am and disconnect.bat at 07.55am

  • aditya October 14, 2008, 2:36 am

    i m here in australia and i need to download after 2am, so i used to keep my laptop on before sleeping and enabled utorrent scheduler. but now thanx to the author and this wake up software i can put my lappy on standby.

  • prashu November 1, 2008, 6:16 pm

    nic info. i really works fine. thanx buddy!!!

  • A. Sreenivasan January 9, 2010, 1:48 am

    Above procedures are ok. Is it possible to make log on to the system automatically, when we are not near to the system.

  • Anonymous November 22, 2010, 8:58 pm

    is there option to open multiple files

  • Anonymous January 16, 2011, 11:58 pm

    thanks from chandernagar

  • Anonymous January 27, 2011, 11:10 am

    I'm using unlimited plan for downloading so i will download through torrents continously but in our area there will be power shut down for 2 hours regularly. I have installed a software to shut down system automatically before 5 minutes from the power cut, so that my system will be shut down on that time, But my question is,Is there any way to turn on the system automatically without pressing the power button manually on the CPU.

  • ahmad October 16, 2012, 2:52 am

    tank you i test program it,s ok the program run in sleep and hibernate best runing in time and Every Day ,with runin Each went program sorry behalf Writing i a Low english Understand

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