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RV042 and Wake On Lan Magic Packet

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by jdall, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. jdall

    jdall Network Guru Member

    I'm using the RV042 as an internet gateway, and I want to be able to wake up PC's on the LAN from a remote internet PC.

    Does anyone in here know if / how the RV042 is capable of forwarding WOL Magic Packets?

    Simply put, I'm in need of forwarding to a broadcast address, but that's not allowed in web gui.

    Is this possible in a RV042 telnet session?
  2. DigiGuru

    DigiGuru Network Guru Member

    Your best bet would be to run something like IIS on one of your internal machines that is always on, use a .NET or .COM component that sends the WOL ping packet out on your internal network.

    I'm not familliar with the actual WOL packet, but I'm pretty sure it's a broadcast packet, which I would be incredibly suprised if the firewall or any NAT device allowed it through

  3. mladents

    mladents LI Guru Member

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