Wake on Lan issues...

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jackinv, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. jackinv

    jackinv Guest

    I have Wake on Lan working over LAN and over WAN with my ports forwarded, all that stuff. If I turn off my PC then I can use dsl reports online wake up tool or Wol_GUI to immediately wake it back up. HOWEVER, I left it off overnight and it didn't want to wake back up over WAN.

    Now after a little investigating the computer I wanted to wake wasn't in Tomato's Device List and wasn't activated in the Wake on LAN section either until I of course turned it on manually. My guess is that the lease ran out for that IP overnight and since the computer wasn't on didn't renew and thus ARP got flushed, something that I've manually tested.

    So then, I believe my options are to

    a) Set a longer Lease cycle and Remote into the computer and before I shut it down for the night manually Release/Renew so it holds the IP until I can remote into it to turn it on the next day, kind of a pain, especially if I forget.

    or b) Find a way to set a Static ARP that will remain active.

    So is there a way in Tomato to create a Static ARP or do I need to use a different firmware? I'm currently on a Linksys WRT54G Using Tomato v1.23

    Note: When inserting ip address: I use my external ip: xx.xx.x.xx and not the broadcast address as tomato will not allow me to forward it.
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