Computer system having remote wake-up function and remote wake-up method thereof

  • US 6,366,957 B1
  • Filed: 03/05/1999
  • Issued: 04/02/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a computer system processing first data when said computer system is in a first power mode, said computer system not processing the first data when said computer system is in a second power mode not corresponding to said first power mode;

    a storage unit storing a first address and a first password;

    a control unit being coupled to said storage unit and said computer system, said control unit receiving a first packet signal including a second address and a second password, comparing said first address and said first password with said second address and said second password respectively, and generating a control signal when said first address corresponds to said second address and said first password corresponds to said second password, said computer system being initialized in response to said control signal, said computer system being converted to said first power mode from said second power mode in response to said control signal;

    a supervisory computer unit transmitting said first packet signal to said control unit;

    a network unit being disposed between said supervisory computer unit and said computer system, said network unit coupling said supervisory computer unit and said computer system;

    a confirmation unit being coupled to said computer system and transferring an identification request signal to said supervisory computer unit in response to said first packet signal received from said supervisory computer unit, said computer system having an operating system loaded onto said computer system when a second packet signal is received from said supervisory computer unit in response to said identification request signal.

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