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Windows 7: Wake On Lan (over the internet)

05 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Wake On Lan (over the internet)


I am able to Wake On Lan a remote PC - but only on the same LAN.

I would like to be able to do it over the internet or at lease to a different subnet for starters.

How would I go about it? I've opened port 9 in the router of the subnet for the remote computer's IP but it doesn't work. I've tried a couple Magic Packet sender programs but it won't work with any.

Please help. :)
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06 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Anyone, please? :)
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08 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi again!

I'll try to explain my WOL over WAN situation more in depth. I'm using NirSoft's WakeMeOnLan to send the magic packet.

The computer (PC A) I'm on is on a 192.168.1.X network and the one I would like to wake up (PC B) is on the 192.168.2.X subnet. I have a UTP cable going from 192.168.1.X LAN port into the router's WAN port. And PC B is connected into the router. While PC A is connected into the router. Router's IP in the 192.168.1.X network is IP of PC A is PC B's IP on the 192.168.2.X subnet is

In the router's Virtual servers page I have entered this: Inbound port = 9, type = both (TCP / UDP), Private port = 9, Private IP address = But it doesn't work, it won't wake up the PC B through the WAN port.

If I connect PC B to the 192.168.1.X network, meaning the same subnet as PC A then I am able to wake it up without a problem. But when I connect it on the 192.168.2.X network I am unable to do it.

Note: I am able to connect remotely to the PC B on the other subnet using the 3389 port so router's port forwarding works. I really don't know what's the problem about WOL. I also have the MAC addresses of both the PC B and the router (it's LAN and it's WAN MAC) but don't really know how to use them in the WOL program.

It could be that I'm not doing things right in the WakeMeOnLan program, could you please tell me what to do in it to make WOL over WAN work?

Thank you a ton!
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08 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Anyone, pretty please?
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10 Mar 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Refer to: Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Requires more than port forwarding across a router, your router must be configured for broadcast forwarding. Your router may or may not support this function. Refer to the section on 'Subnet Directed Broadcasts' for specifics.
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