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Wake On Lan (over the internet)

  1. #1


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7

    Wake On Lan (over the internet)


    Hi!

    I am able to Wake On Lan a remote PC - but only on the same LAN.

    I would like to be able to do it over the internet or at lease to a different subnet for starters.

    How would I go about it? I've opened port 9 in the router of the subnet for the remote computer's IP but it doesn't work. I've tried a couple Magic Packet sender programs but it won't work with any.

    Please help.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You would need to be able to connect to your router public IP while away. Then have the computer at home set up in the bios for WOL. Not real good security. Nor do you want to start opening ports for no reason. Your router will do it on its own self as a case by case necessity.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    So how do I do that? How do I set my router properly?
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
    So how do I do that? How do I set my router properly?
    Go to the website for the router manufacturer and download the manual. You may also get lucky and find information at portforward.com.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    I've read my router's manual but there's no mention of WOL. My router is Belkin N150 (F9K1009 v1). I have forwarded a port for the RDC and that worked fine. Then I fiddled around and forwarded a port for WOL but it doesn't seem to be working. I have found some info here but it doesn't apply to my router: Wake-on-LAN (tutorial) - DD-WRT Wiki

    I am able to WOL over LAN but not over WAN.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    Hi again!

    I'll try to explain my WOL over WAN situation more in depth. I'm using NirSoft's WakeMeOnLan to send the magic packet.

    The computer (PC A) I'm on is on a 192.168.1.X network and the one I would like to wake up (PC B) is on the 192.168.2.X subnet. I have a UTP cable going from 192.168.1.X LAN port into the 192.168.2.1 router's WAN port. And PC B is connected into the 192.168.2.1 router. While PC A is connected into the 192.168.1.1 router. Router's IP in the 192.168.1.X network is 192.168.1.100. IP of PC A is 192.168.1.101. PC B's IP on the 192.168.2.X subnet is 192.168.2.2.

    In the router's Virtual servers page I have entered this: Inbound port = 9, type = both (TCP / UDP), Private port = 9, Private IP address = 192.168.2.2. But it doesn't work, it won't wake up the PC B through the WAN port.

    If I connect PC B to the 192.168.1.X network, meaning the same subnet as PC A then I am able to wake it up without a problem. But when I connect it on the 192.168.2.X network I am unable to do it.

    Note: I am able to connect remotely to the PC B on the other subnet using the 3389 port so router's port forwarding works. I really don't know what's the problem about WOL. I also have the MAC addresses of both the PC B and the router (it's LAN and it's WAN MAC) but don't really know how to use them in the WOL program.

    It could be that I'm not doing things right in the WakeMeOnLan program, could you please tell me what to do in it to make WOL over WAN work?

    Thank you a ton!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    Anyone, pretty please?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Hello,

    I am waking up my computers over internet by using Raspberry Pi as WOL Server. I also set up wake-on-lan feature on my computers.
    I could not set up my router for WOL because it does not support broadcast address forwarding.
    If you need help on configuring WOL, you can read this article: How to configure wake on lan
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