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Windows 7: WOL via WWW

24 Oct 2010   #1
jand

win7 / xp pro 32BIT
 
 
WOL via WWW

Good day,

I wonder if someone can help me out. WOL on the local network works ok.
When connecting via the www it doesn't.
routermodel wag160n nat ok via different ports
as it works locally the nic and bios should be ok

Possible that the linksys is the culprit.

any ideas are welcome.


thanks.
JanD


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24 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jand View Post
Good day,

I wonder if someone can help me out. WOL on the local network works ok.
When connecting via the www it doesn't.
routermodel wag160n nat ok via different ports
as it works locally the nic and bios should be ok

Possible that the linksys is the culprit.

any ideas are welcome.


thanks.
JanD
Are you using "homegroup" and IPv6 on a network with mixed OS'es?


Ken
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25 Oct 2010   #3
jand

win7 / xp pro 32BIT
 
 

Good morning,


I am using MSHOME as workgroup and use ipv4-addresses.
As I wrote earlier within the network itself all is working so I would think that it has to do with the router.
I did patch though the usual ports with nat to this pc. I used tha same method to reach my nas form outside on the net. That works fine so this shouldn't be the issue.
Still it won't start.
I am using the most conventional sites to log via the net.

Thanks for replying.
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25 Oct 2010   #4
bernaci

Windows XP
 
 

Most routers block so-called "IP directed broadcasts", because this could be used for a severe denial-of-service attack from the internet. And WoL uses Ethernet broadcast packets to send the Magic Packet on the LAN which the router (and switch) floods on all Ethernet ports. On bigger routers you can explicitely allow IP directed broadcasts, most DSL routers do not give you the option.

That is the problem. To overcome the pb you need to proxy WoL by means of a small plug-in on another server on the LAN (ie. a NAS, a dreambox etc) which you can access from outside, for example by http.
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25 Oct 2010   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The way I always do this is to remote into the always on server and initiate the WOL from there.

Not that elegant but it works.

you can try opening port 7 on the router and mapping that port to the internal network devices you wish to wake, although as stated above the router may block the packet type anyway
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25 Oct 2010   #6
jand

win7 / xp pro 32BIT
 
 

Hello,

Bernaci and Barman58 you both give me the best plausible explanation, thanks. For the time being my plans are kept up ice. Still happy it worked locally !

Keep up the good work for us who want to explore the ways of the www and it.
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25 Oct 2010   #7
jand

win7 / xp pro 32BIT
 
 

To all,

consider this topic as closed please
thank you for the wise words
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