I've just modified an xbox and installed Xebian onto it. It's great, but there is one thing in particular I would like to be able to do - switch it on by issuing a TCP/IP command over a network. As far as I can tell there are two possible ways it could be done:
1. Wake on Lan
I know that the xbox does not have WoL support on the motherboard, but would it be possible to hack some device (e.g. maybe a network interface card) to run off of the standby power to the xbox and then when the correct command is received by the device, close the xbox's on/off switch? Is there a device that would be suitable for this?
2. Remote Power Management
I have seen advertised network power board that work via a web interface that allow you to activate or reset the power to one of say five devices (usually servers). The trouble with the device I saw though was that it was prohibitively expensive. Is there some device that can just control the power for one socket, and is quite cheap (preferably under £15)?
Any help or advice that can be offered on this subject would be very much appreciated. The cheaper the solution, the better as I am a poor student!