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Will ip neigh command work on hyperwrt or Thibor fw?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by rljo, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. rljo

    rljo Network Guru Member

    What am I doing wrong here? I tried to input the ip neigh....etc. command that has been suggested on the boards to allow a WOL from the Wan side, but the latest Thibor fw doesn't seem to recognize this command when used through the administration interface. Different version of the kernel or????? It does work in dd-wrt, and I could have sworn that I saw it proposed for the hyperwrt fw as well. Any pointers????

    Thanks in advance,
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    WOL wasn't incorporated into the mainstream release. For Thibor's WOL support you had to email him and he would send it to you. There might be a link posted in the HyperWRT forums now though.
  3. rljo

    rljo Network Guru Member

    I do have that version to try, but this is a separate issue. If one wants to use a web based WOL utility, or a utility based upon a different PC, it can be done IF the router will let the packet through. By default, linksys routers will not allow the broadcast address (one ending with .255) So,,,,, the workaround is to apply the following command so that the router will still broadcast a magic packet to the subnet lan.

    ip neigh add lladdr ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff nud permanent dev br0
    and then create a forwarding rule to forward packets on UDP port 9 to

    Now the various web based WOL utilities will wake up a given machine using the external IP address of your lan and the MAC address of the machine that is to be awakened.

    BUT....... this command does not seem to be recognized when run in the Thibor fw, at least when run from the gui.

    Does anyone know?

  4. rljo

    rljo Network Guru Member


    Anybody? Am I missing a path or just not available?

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