WOL via schedular

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Jabberghast, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Jabberghast

    Jabberghast LI Guru Member

    Wake on lan feature works great. :)

    How would I set up one of the custom commands in the Scheduler section to wake on lan?

    Would like my router to wake server via magic packet at the same time every night so it can run backups etc.
  2. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    You could try inserting the following in the "custom" scheduler command box:

    ether-wake -b MAC_SERVER
    where the MAC_SERVER would be the MAC address of the server that you want to wake up aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff format.

    If that doesn't work, the server may need to be made permanent in ARP tables and I'll have to dig that one up. You could also omit the "-b" in the above to see if it works.
  3. Jabberghast

    Jabberghast LI Guru Member

    That worked perfectly - thanks ever so much!
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