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Wake on LAN - Is it Automatic ?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by jksmurf, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. jksmurf

    jksmurf Network Guru Member

    Although I've been through Tofu9 to Thibor 15c on my two WRT54GS's, I'm not a network guru, far off it, so pls be kind and keep any responses really really simple, I'm sorry, I just don't understand terms like "cron job" etc... :)

    A colleague has set up an HTPC and asked if it possible to wake his HTPC from (a) A remote PC or (b) A mediaMVP device (linux-based).

    I am aware you can manually use the WOL page in Thibor 15c to wake PC's on the network, by clicking the wol button for the assigned device. However what I'd like to know is IF a PC (or mediaMVP) sends a Wake-up request can this request be recognized automatically as coming from a certain PC/device and then routed to another PC to wake it up? Like WOL port forwarding I guess? This would obviate the need to actually log in to perform the waking up task (If I have missed something fundamental and you CAN do this without logging in, please let me know!).

    What he would like is something like this (he obviously understands more on the sending of packets than I do):

    When I showed him the current WOL screen he said:

    Can Thibor 15c do this automatically? If not could I make a small (no idea how much work this would be, but surely it must be a "hot-item") request it be included in a future release?


  2. MP3Stang

    MP3Stang Network Guru Member

  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    afaik Thibor has stated he is not adding any more to WOL unless someone else does it.
  4. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    afaik, qwerty is not adding a wol relay. that is far beyond the aims of HyperWRT.
    qwerty is working on a time scheduler for wol, but not a feature whereby the router detects a broadcast signal from another machine and then sends the corresponding wol signal to the required machine.
  5. jksmurf

    jksmurf Network Guru Member

    Oh well, it would be <<really>> nice, but I guess I wanted to make sure was that it wasn't already in there and I missed something! Still love the f/w.:hearts:


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