Wake On LAN (WOL) from the iPod Touch

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  1. robertin75

    robertin75 New Member

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    Hello:

    Has anyone been able to wake up a turned off desktop PC by sending a wake on lan message (WOL) through the safari browser or an iPod Touch application like iWOL?

    I was told that WOL does not work on wireless networks or Windows XP but I have my doubts.

    Thanks,
    Roberto
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    It doesn't work on wireless networks, because in order to receive a signal in order to wake up, the PC needs to be awake. So there is no point.
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    But a lot of people that have an iPod Touch have a wireless home network,so how come all the wake on lan applications that are sold on the app store (like iWOL) are working?

    Or in what scenarios do these applications should work?

    Sorry if my answer doesn't make any sense but I'm not very familiar with this subject.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    It works because it is only providing the command, the actual PC must still be connected to the network physically. The command would travel from the iPod Touch via wifi to the router, and from there to the PC via an ethernet cable.
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    Ok, here's what I have:

    A 2Wire 2701HG-T router connected to my home PC's network card via an ethernet cable and my iPod Touch.

    Will this configuration work to wake up my PC from the iPod Touch using either the safari or the iWOL application?

    Thanks,
    Roberto
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    If your PC supports it, yes. I think all modern PCs do.
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    The thing is that I'm not being able to wake up my PC from my iPod Touch.

    I also did all the the port forwarding configuration on my router that needs to be done to properly receive the magic packet.

    Both my PC's BIOS and my NIC support WOL and are enabled.

    Any ideas on what could be going wrong?

    Thanks,
    Roberto
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    Well I can't think of anything else you would have to do...

    You sure you are using the right IP address?
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    Yes, I am using my PC's IP address and the NIC MAC address that I get from the ipconfig /all DOS command in the following website:

    http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup

    I'm using Windows XP by the way.
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    It is possible that you are having compatibility issues with your motherboard and network card, what are the model numbers?

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