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Tomato and WOL

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fidjit, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. fidjit

    fidjit LI Guru Member

    Hokay

    While using the old Linksys firmware, I have setup a machine that's permanently on which I use for remote access from work for downloads etc.

    I have it running NO-IP to be able to access it .

    What do I want to do is to able to put the machine into standby ( thus saving power and bandwidth ) until I really need it.

    I'm assuming I can somehow connect to my WRT54G running tomato, send out a magic packet to the download machine and wake i up so that I can remote to it ???

    Is there a guide or something that shows me what I need to do ???

    From what I can see, I redirect my no-ip to the router... I then web to the router ( rather than the pc ) and then use WOL to wake up the download machine, but then how do I connect to the download machine ????



    Cheers.
     
  2. jbaker6953

    jbaker6953 LI Guru Member

    If you don't have a router currently, you won't change anything within no-ip. Your router will have the public IP address assigned by your ISP. All you do is allow remote access to the router config, select the BASIC tab, WOL, and then click on the machine that you want to wake up. Make sure to forward the appropriate port so that your VNC client will connect to the machine behind the router.

    What I do is deny external access to everything except SSH. I then connect from work using Putty. Once I connect with Putty I can type in the LAN IP address of the router into my browser and load the configuration pages. I wake up the VNC machine on the WOL page. Then, I have a tunnel defined in Putty to forward port 31337 to the internal LAN IP of the VNC machine. All I do then is tell VNC to connect to localhost:31337 and everything works and it's secure.
     
  3. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    How did you do it ?
     
  4. tievolu

    tievolu Network Guru Member

    Easy:

    Tools -> WOL -> Click on the machine you want to wake up

    It's probably best to give the machine you want to wake up a static IP (in Basic -> Static DHCP) This seems to ensure it always appears in the WOL list.
     
  5. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    For me doesn't work, that's why I've asked.
     
  6. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    There is an option in the computer's BIOS named "Wake on LAN" that must be supported and turned on.
     
  7. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Yes, it is enabled in BIOS, and the "power management" for network card enabled.
     

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  8. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    What is a "Management" versus a non-management station ? Did you try with that option un-checked ?

    Edit - If the computer is shut down, will Tomato WOL power it up ?
     

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  9. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Hmm... I put an equal between a router and a management station...
     
  10. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    That makes you only half-way even. What is a non-management station ? (The one with the box unchecked) ?
     
  11. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Another 192.168.1.x machine (read that as PC), other than 192.168.1.1. :)
     
  12. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    You really need to cross check the router and the computer to see which one is not working.

    1 - Can the router wake up a different PC ?
    2 - Can a different PC wake up the first PC ?

    Edit - I won't ask you to tell me why you think one is management or not, or why you picked the ones you picked. I already don't really know what I am talking about ! Maybe if I shut up somebody who knows what they are doing can help you ! :shocked:
     
  13. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    No, no, your questions are pertinent. I'll check and tell you the results. (To understand that your's wake on lan is working?)
     
  14. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    I always thought WOL would turn the PC on if powered down. I guess not. I can wake up my PC and my Laptop from standby. Either option for "Management Stations" box works, checked or not checked. When the laptop wakes up the display stays in the sleep mode, but the computer does wake up and the display comes on immediately if I move the mouse. My router is still using Tomato 1.02 (Not easy to get to).
     
  15. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    :( For me isn't usefull if I was in your case. I want a PC turned on if off, not (just) stand-by.
     
  16. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

  17. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Ok GeeTek, thank you for all !:thumbup:
     
  18. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Finally, the WOL worked for the LAN port onboard (a Marvell Ethernet on an 8IPE1000-PRO-G Gigabyte MoBo). Oke. Question now: you guys succeded to get an WOL with a non-onboard ethernet board ? I mean a PCI LAN-card (and what setting and hardware did you use) ?
     
  19. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    The ability and the exact method depend on the manufacturer and bios version. For my PCI NIC it was under power management for PCI devices. Your mother board may not even be able to do this. What motherboard do you have and what version of bios ? Mother board bios firmware is a low priority for the computer industry and is very often written with numerous errors and bugs. Read the bios update logs of a few boards and you will see what I mean.
     
  20. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    It is the last one, F5. But I have to discover if my MoBo accept WOL from PCI LAN card...
     
  21. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    I found this:
     
  22. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    On page 52 of the manual it has "Wake on LAN" which should also apply to PCI cards. I have 2 PCI cards, one supported WOL and the other did not. In Windows the one that did not had no power tab in the properties. I had the checkbox set for management stations and my computer was turning itself on from power off mode. WOL command from the router did not power it up, it would only wake it up from sleep mode.
     

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