Solved

Wake on Lan over VPN

Posted on 2006-07-14
9
5,036 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
We have two offices connected via a VPN link, I wish to enable WOL over VPN for updates etc, I have had no problems getting the WOL facility to work on each LAN, but when I try over VPN, it just fails.

I have tried various utils and none of them have worked. Has anyone come across any way of getting WOL to work over a VPN link.
0
Comment
Question by:dwelldon
9 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jcdesign4u
ID: 17106421
Have you tried this one? http://www.depicus.com/wake%2Don%2Dlan/
They have a great WOL tool.

Or else this one:
http://www.matcode.com/wol.htm
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 17106558
0
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 50 total points
ID: 17107116
A WOL Packet is a "special Ethernet frame" it is NOT an IP packet. VPN's traditionally only encrypt IP packets with an identifiable source and destination IP.
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 17107136
I have to clarify that last comment. Not enough coffee yet...
It is a broadcast packet that is not carried over the VPN.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jcdesign4u
ID: 17107224
It's a magic packet!
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:rage419
ID: 17107457
Yea, you would have to tell the vpn on both sides to forward broadcast traffic. Will keep the link up all the time pretty much if an on-demand tunnel and burn up bandwidth.

Any chance you have a box at the site that could generate the WOL?
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 17107669
Can you connect to one machine on the LAN, that is always on, with the VPN, and then using remote desktop, or similar, send a WOL/magic packet from there.

Also have a look at this on-line web based WOL tool. I haven't tried it but heard it works well.:
http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Forwarding web requests to different web servers 15 115
Secure Connection Failed - Sonicwall FW 1 82
Wired Network vs Wireless 12 55
winscp 000webhost.com 6 44
When it comes to security, there are always trade-offs between security and convenience/ease of administration. This article examines some of the main pros and cons of using key authentication vs password authentication for hosting an SFTP server.
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question