I got a RV180 (firmware version: 126.96.36.199) and I am bit surprised by the lack of the configuration flexibility...
I am trying to use Wake-On-Lan (from internet) to wake up a machine in my home (trying to be green and not keep the machine on all the time, just when i need it).
The configuration is quite simple:
Work machine ----> (internet) ----> (WAN) RV180 (LAN) ----> Home Machine (off, linux, wol enabled for UNICAST and Magic Packet - flags "ug")
What i tried so far:
1. All the following RV180 settings together:
a. Used Port Forwarding from the WAN IP to the Home Machine IP (UDP port 7 and 9)
- i had no choice but to put the Home Machine's IP address, since i cannot put the BROADCAST address (xxx.xxx.xxx.255) <- forbidden in the configuration page (i wonder if a new version of firmware allows this)
b. Used Static DHCP to pair the Home Machine's IP to it's MAC address
c. Used IP/MAC binding for the Home Machine
2. All the following RV180 settings together:
a. Created a PPTP VPN connection
b. Connected from the Work machine (obtained a LAN IP, can ping the Home Machine if it is on)
c. Tried to send a broadcast message to LAN (no success !)
3. I also tried to activate the MULTICAST and BROADCAST WOL flags on the Home Machine but it seems that it receives some messages and the machine wakes up in a very short amount of time after i shut it down (it seems that RV180 sends some messages over LAN by itself).
In all the 3 possibilites above i was not successful in using WOL....
Is there any possibility to use WOL from internet in this configuration ?
Are there new options that will allow WOL from internet in the latest firmware ?
Thank you for reaching the Small Business Support Community.
I was researching about your concern and found several people with the same inquiry where they were told WoL is not a supported feature on these Small Business Routers and that I think is a correct assumption, however I found the below threat where someone with a similar case scenario as yours were able to make it work, it's on a different RV router but I thought I may be interesting for you to check;
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