Wake On Lan over Internet?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by micrors4racer, May 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    How would I setup wake on LAN to work over the Internet(specifically a wake on LAN app on my iPhone over 3G) the app works fine and wakes up my mac mini when I'm on my wifi. I use a time capsule for my router.
  2. macrumors regular

    I followed these instructions in the past, with great success:- http://www.dslreports.com/faq/9389

    Basically, you're looking to forward UDP ports 9 and/or 32767 from your router to the broadcast address of your WAN (eg.
  3. macrumors newbie


    System Preferences > Energy Saver

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  4. macrumors 6502

    I have WOL working but I want it to work over the internet which is quite tricky.

    From what I read, the Time Capsule does not support forwarding to the broadcast ip. Anyone know if this is true?
  5. macrumors regular

    works fine:-

  6. macrumors 6502

    Sounds good I'll try it tomorrow. The ip for my network should be The computer I'm trying to boot is

    Also, does wol work on wifi? Haven't tested that yet.
  7. macrumors regular


    It will, but only locally I'd have thought.
  8. macrumors regular

    You'll need to send the WOL packet to your external/pubic IP (which will not start with a 10.). Then you just need your router to forward the packet to the desired internal machine.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Not that simple with most routers. The key is the forwarding to the broadcast ip

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