Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 15:21 Post subject: Remote WOL help please
I have a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) mini. I have previously had remote WOL working perfectly but since a trip abroad and setting up in a new house I can't reconfigure it.
My WRT54G is plugged straight into my Virgin Media Super Hub and then into my PC.
I have added a Port Forwarding role for UDP Port 9 to my fake broadcast ip (192.168.1.254). I have added the following command to the startup commands of the router and rebooted -
arp -i br0 -s 192.168.1.254 FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
I have checked and I can see that the fake device is there and being assigned the 192.168.1.254 IP address. I have also enabled WOL from the WOL tab in the DD-WRT and tested this with a WOL packet sniffer (this works fine when I wake from interface).
Trying to send a magic packet over the internet fails, the packet never arrives. I have checked the router logs and I can see the echo packet being dropped and the discard one being accepted.
Does anyone have any ideas? I definitely had this working before so can't understand what I did differently. Would it be worth me updating the DD-WRT version on my router? I have also tried disabling my Windows firewall to no avail.
Any help is appreciated, really want to get this working!
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:58 Post subject:
So you see the right WOL packet going out of the router on the right interface, but you want to WakeUp a remote device via Internet?
Could be your ISP blocking it on your new home? _________________ Worked with: WR850Gv2, WHR-HP-G54, WRT54 G/GL/GS, WRT150N, WL-520gU, DIR-600B1, WLI-TX4-G54HP, WHR-HP-GN, F7D3302, F7D7301...
Working with: WNR3500Lv2
I was having the same issue. the problem i think is with the FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF broadcast implementation in the dd-wrt firmware. my whole setup was working fine with a linksys router running tomato and the only thing i changed was to change the router to a netgear one running dd-wrt.
with the setup as the OP i was able to see that the wol packet is coming to router and is forwarded to ip 192.168.1.254. but nothing happens after that. i can get the wol to work internally or through initiating it from the dd-wrt itself. but not externally.
now to a solution that worked for me, here is what i did (Btw this will work only if you wol for 1 or max of 2 machines in your network):
1) in dd-wrt create a static ip entry for your machine that needs wol (For example lets say you need wol for your machine with mac 00:11:22:33:44:55. create a static ip of say 192.168.1.200 for this mac)
2) now add the following entry to your start up script (remove the other arp entries..):
3) also in dd-wrt setup a port forward for port 7 to ip 192.168.1.200
reboot the router and wait for 2 minutes. and you will be all set.
do let me know if you have any questions. i can try to help as much as i can.
the same setup can be used for another machine if you use port 9 instead of port 7. so this solution will get the external wol working for utmost 2 machines (i am not sure whether wol will work with ports other than 7 or 9!).