I read the WakeOnLan guide trying to troubleshoot a problem (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/29941/53/1/5/), which led me here. Basically, I set up WakeOnLan on my desktop and tested it. It works fine at first, I've verified that magic packets are being received.
But then, after about 30 minutes or so, the desktop stops responding to magic packets! I know that IP addresses are lost after a certain amount of time, so I tried sending to the broadcast IP, but it still does not work. What am I missing here?
Thanks for any help,
I've got a Netgear WPNT834 (that will be replaced this week by a Linksys WRT610N). The Netgear doesn't accept a broadcast on .255 like most other ones. What I did (picked up on a forum a few years ago) is the following:
1) Changed the DHCP server IP end address to xxx.xxx.xxx.126
2) Set the subnet mask on xxx.xxx.xxx.128
3) Created a UDP port-forward for port 7 & 9 to IP xxx.xxx.xxx.127
Does work stable on 3 comp's like a charm (apart from the instable performance on high WAN speeds [60Mbps +] and a whole bunch of other problems )
Seen the issues mentioned on current servers I’m planning to do something similar on the Linksys.