Ethan Hunt Posted April 1, 2009 Share Posted April 1, 2009 I'll cut the long story short by saying that my NIC and BIOS are configured to accept WoL. I also confirmed this since WoL works when I send the Magic Packet from another computer on the same LAN. Problem is that my main idea/need is to power my pc on through the internet. I was of course supposed to port forward UTP port 7 or 9 or whichever (as seen from various sources online) to allow the magic packet sent through the internet to reach the "inside" of my network. As I understood, the packet needs to be forwarded to the broadcast address of the network since a powered off computer doesn't actually have an IP. Now, my Linksys doesn't allow me to port forward to an IP ending with *.*.*.255 since it can only accept 1-254. I saw various "fixes" to this online but I decided to take a different road. I just changed the subnet of my network to 255.255.255.128 instead of the old 255.255.255.0. This makes x.x.x.127 my broadcast address and I can port forward to it, which i did. However, although I believe everything is set up correctly, the packet just doesn't reach the computer in question. Oh yeah, I also have a dyndns account pointing to the WAN IP of the router so the dynamic IP is not a problem. Anyway, this doesn't work even if I use the actuall IP instead of the DNS entry. I'm just wondering if anyone out there successfully implemented WoL over the net and can maybe shed some light on my situation because I tried most of the things good ol' google recommended. Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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