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Topic # 89200 28-Aug-2011 07:39
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I am trying to set up a WOL app that requires the following...

Mac address of router
Broadcast ip of router
IP of NAS/PC

When I connect to the router it shows three mac address for LAN, WAN and wireless. Which do I use?
I assume the router ip is the one from my service provider 111.69.xxx.xx and the NAS/PC one is the one allocated to my pc by the router 192.168.1.14 ?

Thanks
 

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  Reply # 513006 28-Aug-2011 08:27
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Go into "Network and Sharing Centre" and open the "view full map".
When you put your cursor over each device it should show it's IP address and MAC address
The default gateway is the same as the broadcast internal IP of the router.

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  Reply # 513010 28-Aug-2011 08:43
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The MAC address of the PC is the key piece of information for waking a local computer, in fact that's all that's needed. For waking over the internet an IP address is required and likely port forwarding.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 513011 28-Aug-2011 08:54
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Now im confused because the app asks for the mac address of the router not the pc. At this stage I am trying to connect over my local network but if i got that to work, over internet would be rather cool.

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  Reply # 513013 28-Aug-2011 09:06
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Put it all in and see what happens, perhaps it will prompt for the PC MAC address or find it automatically.



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  Reply # 513046 28-Aug-2011 11:51
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Well have it working, sort of.
I can put the pc to sleep or hibernate and sucessfully wake it up but if I switch it off the port light on the router goes off and I cant wake up the pc. I am presuming that when the pc powers down it is switching off the LAN adaptor.
The strange thing is, if I go to the properties for the network adaptor and unselect "Allow the computer to turn off this device" then when I put the pc to sleep or hibernate I lose the network but if I keep it checked, the network stays on, doesnt seem logical to me.

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  Reply # 513074 28-Aug-2011 13:56
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I suppose it's logical to someone Smile

That's how it works on mine as well as having "allow this device to wake the computer" checked.



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  Reply # 513075 28-Aug-2011 13:59
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Can you turn your pc off or does it have to stay in hibernate to work?
 

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  Reply # 513076 28-Aug-2011 14:30
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Yes, I can with mine (wake from shut-down) but I'm using a laptop. With a desktop I guess the shutdown triggers a relay and the the whole computer is off ie no power to network card.



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  Reply # 513079 28-Aug-2011 15:03
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Im using a laptop too, Acer Aspire and the lan adaprer is wol-compatible so has got me puzzled. It will be a missed setting somewhere I guess.
 



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  Reply # 513085 28-Aug-2011 15:16
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Aaargh ! So Simple! Updated the Lan driver and now it all works, I can start and access my laptop over the net or over the lan from my tablet, how cool.
Thanks for the help. 

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