I reboot connects to internet

kuyo

New Member
#1
Hello ,

I am sorry to come marchin in like this but I couldn't find my answer.

I have a short question:

Why does Ireboot connect to internet and why does it stop working after I block it with my firewall?

Greets from holland.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
It's a long time since I last used iReboot, so can't be sure, but does it have a "check for updates" option which you haven't unticked ?
 
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kuyo

New Member
#4
Thank you for the response.

That's insightfull.
Only I use winXP and I didn't know it used UAC.
But I guess it's still the way it's programmed to get around the security.

But now that I know I can sleep again :smile:
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
If you really don't want this, you can use iReboot 1.0 which did not have that feature.
 

kuyo

New Member
#6
Ok I am trying 1.0 now.

Since recently I need my computer to wake up on certain moments when I want to acess files with my mediastreamer.
Only I found out that some processes easily cause my computer to wake up with the wake enabled on my lan card..
Ireboot was one of the supsects for this to happen so maybe 1.0 will fix this.
It is one of those programs that I just want to keep in the taskbar and don't worry about it, so I can access it quickly when I need it.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#7
I don't think iReboot 1.1 would have caused that. iReboot doesn't open a port on the physical network adapter, it uses the local loopback IP 127.0.0.1 which won't trigger a WoL call to the physical LAN adapter.