Remote Wake on Lan [WiFi-box]

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ehanson555, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. ehanson555

    ehanson555 Guest

    I have a WRT54Gv2 with the latest Wifi-box firmware. This firmware has a feature called "Remote Wake on Lan." How does one go about utilizing this feature? Does the router have a built-in WOL "client" that can send magic packets to the network?

    This router is replacing a Netgear RP614v2. With that router, I could use BroadbandReports WOL tool to wake my computer up over the internet. I had a network, and I could forward UDP 9 packets to the broadcast address .127. With the WRT54G, I am not able to do that (or at least it seems).

    Does this router have the ability to forward to broadcast addresses? How does the Remote Wake On Lan feature function. Thank you for your time. Great forums, btw. I hope this site takes off.
  2. hippo

    hippo Guest

    me too!

    hey i've been trying to figure this out too without success...
    anybody know if you can forward to a broadcast address?
    if not anyone know how to use WOL through the router?...

    i'm using the beta official firmware...
  3. troycicle

    troycicle Network Guru Member

  4. russr

    russr Network Guru Member

    I never got it to work, it almost seems like the feature is there for show and doesn't really do anything. Ideally, if you enable it, it should allow you to send a magic packet (wake up) to a given MAC address. It seems so simple, so I wonder why it isn't enabled. No one on these forums has gotten it work and posted about it.
  5. TBone

    TBone Guest

    Although I'm not sure of the V2 of this box, I was reading that the problem with the WRT54G/S is that you can only WoL a box that has been turned off about 2 minutes before. The reason being is that the router "lets go" of the IP that the box had when it was on.

    I tried working around this last week when I was out of town and didn't want to leave the system on all week. But, I wasn't able to get it working. I'm sure someone spent more time on this than me :) and has a better answer.
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