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Wake on Lan (WOL)

Wake on Lan (WOL)

Wake on Lan (WOL)

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i am facing an issue:

i have a setup like 30 machines on network, and all are in same Vlan but diferent locations. i am running WOL on my machine to wake up the shutdown machine, its not happning on our network.

But if i try connecting PC to PC with a stright cable its working, and in same way i took one L2 switch and connected two machine on that switch i tried the same it works.

i am confused why it is not working on network,

Please suggest.

Thank you

RE: Wake on Lan (WOL)

This is because broadcast packets aren't forwarded by routers by default. So the WOL packet never reach the remote sites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

Unless you can let your router forward broadcast messages it will never work.

Good luck.

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