WOL From A Windows Machine - Anyone?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alfista, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. alfista macrumors member

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    Anyone able to wake up their iMac (I'm using a new one) from a PC? I only have one mac and have tried a couple different PC tools and have been unsuccessful. I've been able to wake PCs with the same tools.

    Thanks,

    Jason
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  3. alfista thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Mohan - i check out the links and do have that option enabled. I'll see if I can borrow a mac and try out the mac app for testing, but ultimately I need a PC to do this.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sure. :)

    The site discusses a PERL script... whatever the PERL script does, it should be implementable on any system. You just have to figure out a way to make a WOL packet that conforms to whatever Apple's requirement is.
     
  5. alfista thread starter macrumors member

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    no dice

    no dice - tried using an old imac and it doesn't work. I'd think it might be the switch, but I'm able to wake two PCs connected to it.

    tried wake550
    ip: 192.168.0.98
    broadcast 255.255.255.0
    mac: 786176696572

    but no luck - any other ideas?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is a wired switch, right? A wireless one can trash the WOL packet, from what I understand. I guess some wired ones may also do that....
     
  7. alfista thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, it is a wired, netgear gigabit switch. I have a windows server attached to the switch that can wake another windows machine connected to the same switch. Are there any other network settings that can impact this?
     
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