Has anyone had any luck using wake-on-lan with Apple's Airport Extreme Base Stations? I'm using their latest generation (taller rectangular version released this year) and have got WOL to work while on the LAN, but when remotely trying to wake my PC over the internet using magic packets I cannot seem to get any success.
Anyone shed some light on this mystery for me please?
Best Answer +BudMan , 12 November 2013 - 13:50
What does your gateway to your network have to do with what you use for wireless? If you have apple products that work best with wireless apple, then yeah use your AEBS for wireless.. But use whatever you want as your router, put openwrt on it, dd-wrt. Use a pc or vm and run pfsense, etc.
Your wireless does not, and to be honest shouldn't even be part of your gateway device. Just use your AEBS as wireless Accesspoint, not as your router off your network.
But yeah the pi, uses nothing for power.. just ssh into it, open a forward for ssh to its IP.. Then when you want to wake up your desktop, just ssh to your pi, and send your wol from there to what you want to wake up.
If you want to get fancy with it you could setup a knock so you send a specific packet or hit it on a specific port and it sends a wol packet to your machine.
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