Q: WOL (Wake On LAN) feature works, but not without complex steps that should not be used by most remote clients. Is it possible to trigger WOL by port forwarding via WAN? That way if a remote user was to try to access a sleeping machine it would wake and a retry to access this machine.


A: This can be set up with telnet command:

> wol ?

% wol fromWan <on/off>

% wol fromWan_Setting <idx>/<ip address>/<mask>

There are three available profiles for config. For example to allow two remote IPs to do WoL:

>wol fromWan_Setting 1

>wol fromWan_Setting 2

Remember to open the port and Bind IP to the MAC to the PC which is used for WoL.