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WOL package doesn't reach the destination

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by d-b, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. d-b

    d-b Network Guru Member

    I think my problem started after upgrading my firmware some months (a year?) ago. Before that I could wake one of my computers (B) from the other (A) by issuing:

    % wol aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff

    but now when I do this I just receives the following error message:

    wol: Cannot send magic packet for 'aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff' to 255.255.255.255:40000: No route to host


    It even happens when I sent the wol package to itself (that is first I try to send a wol package from A to B which doesn't work. Then I try to send it from A to A and I am still told that there is no route to host).

    All machines are Macs running 10.4.11 (or whatever the latest version is). The router is a WRT54GS with official FW 4.71.1. A and B are both connected with wires to the router. A also has internet sharing enabled through its wlan interface.
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Don't know Macs, nor wol for Mac, but you may have a broadcast routing issue.

    Try perhaps calling wol as
    wol aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff -h 192.168.1.255

    where 192.168.1 is the 1st 3 digits of your local network.

    The wol for Mac may be slightly different, so read the man page (has Macs got man?).

    Also, check your IP setup on your PCs - there may be something wrong with the netmask, which may actually be the root of the problem.
     

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