Re: WOL Wake On Lan With The 2-Wire Gateway Alone?
01-24-2010 08:52:32 PM
I know this is an old thread however I just came across it and it seemed unfinished. wutev8's solution is correct and it does work with just about any router (although I dont know about going router to router with the 2-wire junk which is what I am trying to do). With that setup he is not using the ARP table because he is sending the WOL packet to the broadcast address. By using a 255.255.255.128 subnet it creates a 192.168.1.127 broadcast address which most routers such as Linksys will accept for port forwarding. You then forward port 9 to 192.168.1.127 and WOL from internet will work.
Read post 5 of the thread again. If your router converts a subnet broadcast packet (192.168.1.127 or 192.168.1.255) to a media broadcast packet (FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF) then your network is open to a DDOS attack.
If you want to use a router that opens you up to a Smurf attack just so you can do WOL over the internet, then go ahead, it's your network.