RP3 B+ and Power over Ethernet ?
With the addition of the POE support , is it possible that a browser url (that can be bookmarked) or script can be run say from a smartphone on the same network that would power the pi on or off? I have no clue how PoE works just thinking of how useful this could be.
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Sano last edited by Sano
First, the ethernet port of RPi 3B+ doesn't natively support PoE.
You have to add a "PoE Hat" like this : https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/poe-hat/
Second, you'll obviously need a switch PoE capable. Most end-user switches/routers are not.
Third, power on/off could be possible by script, but you'll have to manage the RPi (properly shutdown retropie) and the switch (port shut/no shut).
Technically possible (as nearly anything computer-related), but would requires specific hardware and a bit of script knowledge :)
@Sano thanks for bursting my bubble, lol. Was hoping to be able to power the pi on/off from my phone. Thanks for the info!
@smoothmalik depending on your phone, you can send a shutdown command to the pi
But power on is another story
@Drakaen391 I just searched the forum and see this has been discussed regarding the shutdown from phone. I'm an iphone guy so I think this a no-go situation for me looks like all these app/ options are form android.
@smoothmalik get the app “reflection”
I have an IPhone 6s and use it for both my Pi Server and Retropie...
@Drakaen391 thanks will check it out.