Wake-on-LAN (tutorial)

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How to set up remote WOL (Wake On LAN)

To remotely wake up a computer from the Internet using Wake On LAN, even if your router is rebooted, follow these instructions:

  • First, Wake On LAN is usually disable by default in most PCs. Make sure this feature is enable in your BIOS otherwise it ain't gonna work. Consult your motherboard's manual. If you don't see the option in your BIOS, chances is that your motherboard doesn't support WOL.
  • It's a good idea to test WOL-functionality of the target computer using a 2nd directly connected computer.
  • A good place to start is here: WOL-Mini-HowTO (Linux and Windows WOL programs are available to download).
  • Choose an IP address not used by any computer in the local network (e.g.
  • Create a port forward rule on the Web_Interface (Applications & Gaming -> Port Range Forward) to the chosen ip:
wol  |  9  |  9  |  udp  |  |  x

(you can choose any unused port instead of 9 here)
  • Add a static ARP entry by typing these commands one by one on the Web_Interface (Administration -> Diagnostics) and save with Save Startup:
ip neigh change lladdr ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff nud permanent dev br0
ip neigh add lladdr ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff nud permanent dev br0

Please note that the IP address specified above should be in the same subnet as the one used by the router.

  • Reboot router.
  • To wake your computer from the internet try Mestrona's online WOL. You need to set port 9 to use this service.

Special thx go to Scatman (svenlange)

To wake by name, see this script 623572973994912392456296 648801941472205773681603