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Hey folks, I have a great Linksys NIC that allows for both wake-on-LAN via magic packets (useless for my needs) or via ping / any other access (what I need). Consequently, when I forward specific ports in my router (like VPN or Remote Desktop), I can remotely fire up my suspended machine from the WAN side and access it no sweat. I just set-up a second machine behind the same router but it has a Realtek onboard NIC. All I seem to be able to do is WOL via magic packets. In other words, I cannot wake the machine up ...

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    Default WOL behind router

    Hey folks,

    I have a great Linksys NIC that allows for both wake-on-LAN via magic
    packets (useless for my needs) or via ping / any other access (what I need).
    Consequently, when I forward specific ports in my router (like VPN or Remote
    Desktop), I can remotely fire up my suspended machine from the WAN side and
    access it no sweat.

    I just set-up a second machine behind the same router but it has a
    Realtek onboard NIC. All I seem to be able to do is WOL via magic packets.
    In other words, I cannot wake the machine up from the WAN side because I
    don't know of any way to send the packet through the router. Simply
    forwarding the same port any WOL utility uses doesn't solve the problem- the
    MAC address of the machine I want to fire up is hidden from the WAN side.
    Any ideas on how I can get this to work as efficiently as possible?

    Dave


    David Shorthouse Guest

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    Default Re: WOL behind router

    Get the first machine to wake the second? <g>

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    "David Shorthouse" <davidshorthouseshawnocrapmail.ca> wrote in message
    news:pnLOa.390125$3C2.10684065news3.calgary.shaw. ca...
    > Hey folks,
    >
    > I have a great Linksys NIC that allows for both wake-on-LAN via magic
    > packets (useless for my needs) or via ping / any other access (what I
    need).
    > Consequently, when I forward specific ports in my router (like VPN or
    Remote
    > Desktop), I can remotely fire up my suspended machine from the WAN side
    and
    > access it no sweat.
    >
    > I just set-up a second machine behind the same router but it has a
    > Realtek onboard NIC. All I seem to be able to do is WOL via magic packets.
    > In other words, I cannot wake the machine up from the WAN side because I
    > don't know of any way to send the packet through the router. Simply
    > forwarding the same port any WOL utility uses doesn't solve the problem-
    the
    > MAC address of the machine I want to fire up is hidden from the WAN side.
    > Any ideas on how I can get this to work as efficiently as possible?
    >
    > Dave
    >
    >

    Ken Wickes [MSFT] Guest

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    Default Re: WOL behind router

    Well, yes I can do that, but that's why I wrote "efficient" <g>

    > Get the first machine to wake the second? <g>
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ken Wickes [MSFT]
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.


    David Shorthouse Guest

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