WOL over internet with Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by KasperH, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. KasperH macrumors regular


    May 26, 2011

    I got the 2012 AE which is fine, but i'm having a hard time waking up my PC behind the router over the internet (iPhone on 3G). I have forwarded port 9 UDP to the local machine. I'm using the iWOL application from the iPhone App store, and adding the machines MAC address and my connections public IP + specifying that it's port 9.

    The App responds with a "Packet sent! but nothing happens.
    (it works fine via WIFI internally)

    Maybe the AE doesn't allow this?

    Help would be greatly appreciated :)

    br Kasper
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    I have had this same problem in Lion and Mountain Lion. It worked fine in Snow Leopard. I still haven't found a way to reliably wake my iMac over the Internet. But, if I do, I will try to remember to post here. :)
  3. KasperH thread starter macrumors regular


    May 26, 2011
    Maybe there is a difference between different levels of sleep state on a Mac and a PC. But a machine that is turned off completely should receive a magic packet sent by a WOL program the same regardless of OS. It won't communicate with the OS on the machine since the power is off, only the NIC. This worked with my old linksys router, so i'm speculating that maybe Apple's AE doesn't support the feature.

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