I am looking for a way to turn on and/or resume from sleep my pc's. Wake on lan works fine on my local network but I need to be able to do it when I am away so I can remote into the machines.
I have tried to use www.depicus.com
wake over internet tool but have had no luck. I tried on my Netgear router to forward the Magic Packet to the broadcast ID of the network but it didn't work. I can't just forward the port to the pc ip because once the computer is turned off there is no ip to forward to. I also tried tricking the router into sending a broadcast packet by changing the subnet mask to 255.255.255.128 and forward packets with destination ports 7 to ip address 192.168.1.127, which is the broadcast ip address for the subnet but still no luck. I know the packets aren't making it to the lan because I am using a packet sniffer.
I also tried purchasing a wrvs4400n vpn router from linksys/cisco. I would vpn in to my network and then try to send a magic packet but the router will not pass braodcast packets via vpn. Cisco tech support said there is no way for the router to pass broadcast packets.
Any suggestions of equipment or settings to make this work. I know I have seen routers in the past that had the option to log in to the router via the WAN port and then send a magic packet from the router. I can't find one of those anymore and don't remember the model of the number of the one I saw. I don't care how I get this done I just need to wake the computers up remotely (only one restrcition I can't wake them up with a phone call since I don't have phone service).
Thanks in advance for any help on this matter