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Wake a Mac from a PC and vice versa
Authored by: bukweet on Feb 07, '05 03:08:34PM
I'm having a problem getting remote wake to work thru an Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS).

I've got my cable modem connected to the WAN port on the AEBS, and a PowerMacG4 connected to the LAN port. Using several LAN utilities, I can wake the G4 over the LAN without problem.

However, this has not been successful when trying to send a wakeup packet over the internet. The AEBS will not allow me to forward the wakeup ports to the subnet broadcast address (x.x.x.255); I can forward only to the LAN IP address of the G4 (

Is it necessary to forward to a broadcast address (x.x.x.255)?

Any suggestions as to what's going on here?



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Wake a Mac from a PC and vice versa
Authored by: aquarajustin on Sep 09, '05 12:47:13AM


Forward port 9 to on your AEBS. Try and for the values, try the following:

Your Network Cards Mac Address: Your G4's ( MAC address.

Any Computers Ip Number: Your external facing IP, if you don't know it, try

Your Subnet Mask: You need to specify bluehz has the right idea, but the script is actually only sending the magic packet to the single IP address specified in "Any Computers Ip Number" above, it's not broadcasting at all. Once the magic packet hits your AEBS (on port 9), it will route the traffic to your G4.

Any Port Number: 9

Maybe you've fixed it by now, it's been 7 months. Let me know.


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