What’s going on everybody. Juan here and
on today’s video I’m going to show you how to turn your computer on and off from an Android device and also from the Google home so let’s get started. All right
so to accomplish this we’re gonna need Tasker, Join, IFTTT, Wake-on-LAN and EventGhost. I do have a full detail article about this tutorial on my website so if
you guys want to open it up while you’re following this video, you can find
a link in the description below. All right so the first thing that we need to do is
create 2 IFTTT applets. 1 to turn on the computer and the other one to turn
it off. We’re gonna be using the Google assistant service and Webhooks from
IFTTT. For Webhooks we’re gonna be using the Join API URL so we can send the
commands to Tasker on an Android device and to EventGhost in a computer if you
guys are new to any of the apps that we’re gonna be using in this video I do
have a few videos and also articles on my website on how to use them. I’m gonna
leave some links in the description below so you can check them out. All right
so now let’s go to the computer and open IFTTT click on your username and then
click on new applet select this and then look for google assistant choose the
trigger say a simple phrase then on the first field type turn computer on for
the second one enter turn on computer and for the third one type turn pc on
now for the google assistant response enter turn in computer on and then click
create trigger click on that search and select Webhooks
and choose the action make a web request now on a separate tab go to the
following link which is the Join web interface select your Android device and
then click on Join API under the API key click on show so the key gets display
and the URL gets populated under the text field type pc_on then
copy the URL and go back to the IFTTT website and paste the link under the URL
field the whole URL will look like this now change the method to post and then
click on create action. Last but not least click on finish. For the second
applet to turn the computer off follow the same steps but change the turn
computer on to turn computer off also for the join API select the computer
that you would like to turn off and then for the text field type pc_off. Copy the URL and go back to the IFTTT website and paste the link under
the URL field now let’s create the macro in EventGhost that will turn off the computer open EventGhost
and click on add macro then go into system power and select shutdown select
force close of all programs and then click OK
now we need to add the event that would trigger the action to turn off the
computer so open the join Chrome extension select
send and event goes command then enter pc_off of and press ok now on
the left tab in EventGhost you will see the shutdown command that we just sent
from Join. Drag it to the configuration tab and drop it in between the force
shutdown macro and the force shutdown action last but not least click on save
so the changes take effect ok so we are done in the computer now let’s go to the
Android device and set up the Wake on LAN app we are going to use the
Wake on LAN app by Mike webb because it also works as a plugin for task allowing
us to automate the whole process once downloaded open the app and tap on
the plus icon to add a new device from the list select the computer that you
would like to turn on remotely and then tap Add device all right so we have the
Wake on LAN app setup now there’s one last step that we need to follow and is
to create a profile that would trigger the commands to wake up the computer
when we ask the Google assistant open Tasker tap on the plus icon to create a
new profile tap on event plug in join text and text filter type pc_on and then tap ok now go to variable names and type pcpower back
out and create a new task and name it PC Power now tap on the plus icon to add a new
action then go to plug-in wake-on-lan and select the computer that you would
like to turn on back how completely from Tasker to save the changes or you can
also press the checkmark icon at the top right corner okay so we don’t with all
the steps whenever you ask the Google assistant on your smartphone or smart
speaker IFTTT will be listening and will send a comment to Tasker on your Android
device to turn on the computer or to EventGhost on the computer to turn
it off now let’s go ahead and test it out to see if everything is working problem
Hey Google. Turn off computer Turning computer off Hey Google, turn on computer.
Turning computer on alright so the two commands are working
properly now if you have any issues where wake-on-lan is not turning the
computer on, check to see if it’s enabled in windows. To do that going to Start, Search
and select Device Manager go into network adapters select Ethernet
controller then go to power management in there make sure that allowe this
device to wake up the computer and only allow magic packets to wake up the
computer are selected also if the computers restarting on its own after
you shut it down then check the fast startup is disabled
so to do that going to start search and select control panel select power
options and then at the top left corner select choose what the power buttons do
if the shutdown settings are grayed out click on change settings that are
currently unavailable and then uncheck turn on fast startup.
All right guys thank you for watching. If you guys like this video give it a
thumbs up. Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t done so already and I will
see you in the next video

Turn a computer on and off using Android and Google Home

100 thoughts on “Turn a computer on and off using Android and Google Home

  • December 24, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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    REMINDER: Check out the written guide on my website for any changes to the configuration:
    –> https://www.juanmtech.com/turn-a-computer-on-and-off-using-android-and-google-home/

    Here is another written guide for Join and EventGhost:

    –> https://www.juanmtech.com/join-by-joaoapps-beginners-guide/

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  • January 14, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    did all the steps, but i can't get join to send the command to Event Ghost. I installed Autoremote EventGhost plugin too

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  • January 17, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    i cant turn on my computer, turining off works perfectly but turn on doesnt work at all

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  • January 17, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    Why cant I get the AutoRemote to show up, when I try to add a plugin? And I have tried the guide

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  • January 18, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    So why is my join web browser not working?

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  • January 18, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Hi!
    Can i turn my pc off from my scool?

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  • January 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    Hi

    Why do i keep getting this error whenever i try to send commmand to the event ghost
    "Can't download received files. You have to choose a folder in the AutoRemote plugin settings first."

    Thanks in advance

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  • January 22, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    Hi! I did all the steps on the vid but when I say ok google: turn pc off, turn off pc / turn pc on or turn on pc it only searches or starts to guide me how to shutdown my pc manually

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  • January 24, 2019 at 7:41 am
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    This is badass. Super helpful!

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  • January 26, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    ok so the turn on computer works but the turn computer off is not working plz help

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  • January 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    how can i install join on my pc ?

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  • January 28, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    This works in laptops?

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  • January 29, 2019 at 7:02 am
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    is it possible to have the pc version of join app for free please let me know

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  • January 29, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    Why would you want to do this?

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  • January 29, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    Wow. Awesome! Congrats!!

    I liked this feature so much.

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  • January 29, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    I'm having problems with Event Ghost.

    I installed the program but the mine show a lot of things. I followed all the steps from the video, but the notification from Join Extension don't show in the Event Ghost. Show just the logs: Event Ghost activated, Event Ghost Deactivated. And I request the notification but don't appears on Event Ghost.

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  • February 2, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    i wrote pc_off in send an EventGhost command but it 's not showing up anything on EventGhost ,help me please ,thank
    https://imgur.com/a/RQOdg5Z
    https://imgur.com/a/6Q5egeL
    i can ring my phone with join on chrome and it's working
    about join apps ,i unlock my account once time ,if i delete my join apps ,i will unlock it again ,is that right?

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  • February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Hi, I'm able to connect join to eventghost however when I send a script it shows the log but the action is missing. What seems to be the problem here?

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  • February 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    After I add the device in autoremote, it pops up a new tab with offline access permission . When I allow the permission, it gets back with
    This page isn’t working
    localhost didn’t send any data
    ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE
    and after that various errors are popped up in eventghost. Please Help! Thanks in advance

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  • February 7, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    Does it work on iphone too?

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  • February 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    Can i do this with an outside internet?

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  • February 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Eventghost is crashing. I have a log file and the last line says:
    locale.Error: unsupported locale setting
    plz halp.

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  • February 13, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    Cant turn my pc on even know google home says turning pc on. It works fine with turning off. Pls help. Already checked the thing with network turning on computer

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  • February 16, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    Does this work on Synology NAS ?

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  • February 18, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I have a little problem. I cant turn my pc on with my google home, but when i go to wake on lan and press the blue "wake" botton it will turn on. Any ideas??

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  • February 19, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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    Is it possible a tutorial in spanish? Thanks Juan!!

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  • February 26, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    Google using simple wake on LAN func

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  • February 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    When I go to the join website there is no buttons or anything. It says no devices.

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  • February 27, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Hey, do you think there is any way to turn on a ps4 with google assistant?

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  • March 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Need help my pc doesnt Show up on join

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  • March 3, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    Can I do this with iPhone? I just want to turn the PC on from my phone. I have already tried some things but everything been unsuccessful so far.

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  • March 8, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    Thank you!

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  • March 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    Unfortunately this doesn't work anymore without having to do extensive research for changes (Written tutorials also seems to beo outdated). You put in a lot of effort in your videos but it seems to me that you tend to leave out important information here and there, presumably because you think people will "get" it:

    * The second webhooks: POST or GET?
    * Why suddenly PC Power/pcpower instead of just pc_on?
    * written tutorial part about eventghost Chrome tells "pc_off" but picture shows "turn_off".
    * No Join for PC so chrome needs to run at all times.

    Can't seem to make it work. Plugins are installed, webhooks are made and everything in tasker seems to be okay. WOL also works but when executing the commands nothing happens.

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  • March 10, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    Hello! Could you give me a little help? I'm having issues to configure the AutoRemote plugin to receive the messages, I'm not gettin any 🙁

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  • March 16, 2019 at 9:52 am
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    There are a lot of gaps in this tutorial that people in the comments have had to fill in. It sure would be nice if you updated the tutorial with these key steps so people don't have to dig through the comments.

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  • March 16, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    Also I can get only part of this to work. I can now shut down (I actually set it to hibernate) using the voice command, but I can't get it to turn back on the same way. WOL is working no problem if I go in and press the button, I did everything properly in Tasker as well and I've triple checked my IFTTT applet. I'm guessing there's another step I'm missing here?

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  • March 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    I'm stuck at the pc_off message on EventGhgost part. It just doesn't show up. I already inserted the port 1818 on the Join extension and restarted my pc and the command still doesn't apper on the EventGhost log.. help 😡

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  • March 20, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    So you need AutoRemote first, then setting it up, finding out what's your personal ID URL (whatever that even is), then understanding why AutoRemote wants full access to your google drive.

    Thank you for your time and the whole tutorial but I wasn't able to follow it through, stopped at this ID

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  • March 24, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    i dont get the command in event ghost i tried liek verythink but it seems that im to dump :/ 😀

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  • March 28, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    It's unbelievable how many steps are needed!

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  • March 30, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    My PC isn't showing up in the Join webpage… even though I'm using my PC to do this.

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  • March 30, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    Shutting off works fine. Turning on only works from sleep mode, not when fully powered off. I've made sure to try the troubleshooting steps and still no go.

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  • March 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    It won't let me install event ghost plug in. It says open and it does for not even a second and crashes

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  • March 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    I get a error when i try to send the ecentghost command to eventghost from join, it says "Exception happened during processing of request from ('::1', 50480, 0, 0) and then alot of red lined files followed up by an attributeerror. What does that mean?

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  • April 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    Thanks dude… My laptop is fully connected with my Google Home now. I managed to make also a scenario to lock my computer. Very useful step-by-step configuration.

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  • April 13, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    my laptop doesnt turn on when i shut it down, but it turns on when its on sleep mode….help pliz

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  • April 14, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    I see in AutoRemote you have a field called Device Personal URL. My AutoRemote program doesn't have that for some reasons. I only have Device Name and Device Key? Any idea why?

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  • April 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Would be great a way to do the same using an iphone!

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  • April 18, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    by me dont work i only get popop from join turn pc off.

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  • April 22, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    I'm confused

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  • April 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    How do you find your PC on it I cant?

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  • April 29, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    Thank a lot !!!!!!!

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  • April 30, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    need help.when i say the command.the assistant answers me on how to turn off your computer and not actually accepting the command

    i dont have the speaker.i just say ok google then the command

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  • May 2, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    this is work perfectly,
    but it won't work if your phone is not connected to the internet

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  • May 3, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    My PC keeps automatically shutting down

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  • May 5, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    I need to make my wife shut up by using my PC.
    Please help.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    why do you have to purchase these apps? why do you not do a tutorial thats actually free?

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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    Can I do this using an iphone instead of android phone?

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  • May 9, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    i cant get into the join thing and i will download it in the google play store and it wont let me open it can someone please help me im soo keen to have this feature thanks

    nvm i figured it out thanks

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    When asked google "turn computer off", it is showing me web results instead of doing the task. HELP!

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  • May 13, 2019 at 5:25 am
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    Can i do this if i have an iphone? its already connected to my google home.. i need to control my pc tho also my pc is connected via ethernet

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  • May 15, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    help! when I do the "send an eventghost command" on my chrome join extention I get a notification on my windows10 notification center but nothing on Eventghost.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    bro how to get option of pc in join

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  • May 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    I can't find a new version of eventghost anywhere… their site doesn't work.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    Hey, hope you see this. I only seem to be able to turn on the PC if i have the wake on lan open on my phone, i have turned off battery saving for the app. I can't even have it just running in the background it has to be open on my phone. Any workaround for this?

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  • May 18, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    I have iphone, what app i need to use?

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  • May 19, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    evenghost cant download

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  • May 25, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Thank you for sharing. You can specify how to configure evenghost to do it like you do. I did not go to evenghost step

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  • June 7, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    The part of turning off the pc is working correctly but the plugging part does not, can anyone help me?

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  • June 11, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    i lost you at eventghost got pretty far in but only got more and more lost

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  • June 18, 2019 at 1:57 am
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    Is there any solution for anyone using iOS?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    i seem to be stuck on the same Autoremote step as everyone else. i have tried the "Go to join chrome extension settings on your pc click options advanced under port section ie to send commands to eventghost or Node red enter 1818 in the port Now send ur join tasker command pc_off it will show in eventghost logs" fix and it still wont add it to the log in eventgohst.

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  • June 21, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    its not sending anything to eventghost when i try putting in "pc_off"

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  • June 21, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    do you have tutorial for iphone user

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  • June 24, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    Can it also works on google home mini?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    hi thanks for the video 🙂 Ive done all you said i ran in some troubles but i managed to make it work. I can shutdown computer , but i cant turn it on even though google say my ifttt response . What can it be? thanks in advance

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  • July 7, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    I using Eternet but i am not have Ethernet conroller!

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    is there any way to do it using iOS?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    Hey, I went through the whole process, but something seems to be messed up. the shut down command works if I click it in eventghost. If i tell google to shut down my computer she says 'shutting down computer' but nothing happens. it feels my commands are not reaching the computer. I thought i didnt set up auto remote correctly, but when I use the 'test' command in auto remote, it tells me it's successful. The only trouble I can imagine is that I am using the 'lite' Version of Autoremote , on my phone….. any Advise ?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    I'm using a Huawei P20 Pro and whenever I load the "Join" app and hit sign in I get the google loading circle and nothing else happens, Is there a fix for this? I can login flawlessly in browser but cant wake my PC without having the app on my phone…

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  • July 13, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    The wake on land just simply isn't working, I even went through device manager and there isn't an option for ethernet control

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  • July 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    well i dont have my pc at "Join" what should i do?

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  • July 22, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    penando aqui para configurar o home pra ligar o pc na parte de join não abre a interface web fica só escrito join

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  • July 24, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    i dont see pc on the join website! plz help

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  • August 4, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    u have to play for tasker not good i want it for free you didnt mention it on the video ha

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  • August 4, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    this doesn't work when your PC connected to Wifi?

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  • August 5, 2019 at 8:50 am
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    I have problem with autoremote not show on my eventghost, pls help

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  • August 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    My PC turns off, but i can't turn it on again. I recieve the pc_on notification. I think my Wake on Lan App does not work with my PC. Help pls.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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    I can't do because I no visa.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    i am trying to send the pc_off command and nothing happened to eventghost i tried configure autoremote plugin and doesnt work

    Can't download received files. You have to choose a folder in the AutoRemote plugin settings first.

    eg.event.payload.armessage: u'pc_off'
    eg.event.payload.arpar: [u'pc_off']

    tells me this

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  • August 17, 2019 at 8:07 am
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    If dont works, use Autoremote in Event ghost!

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  • August 28, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    at wake on lan at android, my device(which is my computer) shows to be offline. the active status of it at its profile is color red. not green. what to do?

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    because from the pc the pc does not appear in the "join", because I cannot do the step to turn off

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    You made this real easy to follow. It's exactly what I was looking for. Going to try it this weekend. Thank you.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Hi, do I have to be in the same network(local)? Can I use the same method to power it on remotely with a different segment of network?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    WHAT ABOUT FOR A MAC?

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  • October 2, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    tried this and my pc did not turn off, I have a wifi connection

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  • October 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    can it be done with chrom extension

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  • October 12, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    works great, thank you!

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