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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 broadbandreports.com (http://www.broadbandreports.com/wakeup). According to traceroute, there are over 15 machines between them and my Mac.

So how's it work?

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-Sean



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