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AC68U LAN wake-on-lan for Plex server

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by solstyce, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. solstyce

    solstyce New Around Here

    Jan 22, 2020
    I have an Intel NUC8 as my Plex server, and I'm trying to get it to automatically WOL on network requests to its IP on the Plex port (32400 IIRC). I had expected it would work like my NAS and be able to wake on any request but found I need to do some customization.

    I have an ASUS RT-AC68U running the latest ASUS firmware and have been able to wake the server via the router's Wake-On-Lan page, so the server is configured correctly to wake on WOL packets.

    I've used Merlin firmware in the past, so I checked the site and found https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin/wiki/WOL-Script-Wake-Up-Your-Webserver-On-Internet-Traffic describing how to use the Internet to wake-on-lan. However, I actually just want to automatically WOL on internal network requests. The script is checking dmesg output for firewall messages for the target IP/port, but if I don't have the firewall configured to pass through port 9 to my Plex server I'm guessing it won't work. Wondering if there's a way to set this up just for intranet traffic on my 192.168.1.x network?

    Anyone configured this?