RV042 Wake-On-LAN over Internet (almost) solved

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by simm18pl, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. simm18pl

    simm18pl LI Guru Member

    To run WOL over Internet with RV042 I made this:
    1) UDP port #9 (or different) forward to IP (it has to be in your router's subnet)
    2) permanent ARP entry using telnet shell:
    arp -s ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

    It works good. Now there is possible to send magic packets through rv042 from Internet and computers are wake up correctly. But...

    The only (and the biggest) problem is to save ARP entry because it will be gone after router reboot. Is there a way to store this ARP entry? Maybe there is a way to make this ARP entry on every startup? Anyone successfully tried to change something in startup of RV042?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    only way of saving data to nvram is afaik


    however i dont know it arp commands are saved to nvram
  3. simm18pl

    simm18pl LI Guru Member

    it doesn't work :frown:
  4. trwd

    trwd Network Guru Member

    Thank you for posting this information. I have an RV082. I was able make the arp entry and arp -vn now displays the correct results I believe: ether FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF CM ixp0

    ...but the magic packet still isn't getting through the router. I'm using Depicus' WOL Monitor to tell me if the packet is reaching the subnet (in addition to simply seeing if the target PC wakes up).

    I've set up forwarding of UDP port 9 to My router's address is The subnet is

    I'm using my dyndns.org address, which works fine with webguide, etc.

    Can you suggest what I must be missing?
  5. kitus

    kitus Networkin' Nut Member

    This is quite an old post, I wonder if the author or the rest are still monitoring this thread.
  6. kitus

    kitus Networkin' Nut Member


    Has anybody managed to keep the arp entry across reboots?
  7. Apo

    Apo Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, for my needs i didnt had to make a telnet statement on my RV082.
    Just make a UPnP entry for your port (maybe your ISP is blocking magic packets / i made a forward from port 100 to port 9 on the specific device) and device, and thats it. For me it works perfectly.
  8. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    My solution was to add an old router with WOL to the LAN. The gateway is still RV082 or RV042, but I can access the old router's web interface through VPN. Then I can send a WOL packet to the LAN using a browser.

    The old SMC Baricade construction based routers are WOL capable.
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