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Wake On LAN -- through NAT router?
Authored by: ddldreaming on Mar 31, '03 08:56:08PM
Has anyone figured out how to make WoL work through a broadband router performing NAT hiding? I've tried through both an SMC Barricade and an Airport Base Station, forwarding various ports to the desired Mac (TCP port 9, which is the 'discard' port, is what's suggested most often on websites covering the subject), with no luck so far. I can ssh into my Mac remotely, once it's awake -- it's just a matter of getting that special ethernet packet repeated through the router.

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Wake On LAN -- through NAT router?
Authored by: greed on Apr 01, '03 11:00:55AM

A NAT router only does IP, wheras the WoL packet has to be at the Ethernet layer (below IP), so you can't send it through a router.

I have a Linux server I can always SSH to, and from there I can wake up the Mac. Except if the lid is closed... and my iMac pre-dates WoL on Macs... so I just leave the iMac on anyway.

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Wake On LAN -- through NAT router?
Authored by: SeanAhern on May 19, '03 05:14:41PM

Well, I'm able to wake my home machine from ( According to traceroute, there are over 15 machines between them and my Mac.

So how's it work?


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