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  • October 27th, 2011, 12:45 PM
    BustedAvi
    I appreciate your comments. I wasn't aware that I'd be able to forward it to a single IP (that I set static for that PC) since it would be turned off.

    I will give this a try and let you know how it goes.

    Thanks a million.
  • October 27th, 2011, 12:45 PM
    GroundZero3
    I wouldnt say I know my networking, I just take wild stabs in the dark
  • October 27th, 2011, 11:18 AM
    Interrupt
    I'm not sure if it's possible or not - if GroundZero says no I'm going to take his word on it because he surely knows about networking - but even if you could, you wouldn't want to. It's akin to turning the firewall off all together. Specifying a range of ports is bad enough as it opens you up to attacks and port scanner such as nmap alone can often reveal as much to an attacker. But an entire range of addresses? It is my advise as well not to do that and to find another solution.
  • October 27th, 2011, 09:37 AM
    GroundZero3
    Port Forwarding Wake on LAN on the Linksys WRT120N - PortForward.com

    edited:

    I just saw the ALL in caps, I dont think this is possible with any firewall, it could leave a network open to some sort of attack.
  • October 27th, 2011, 09:29 AM
    BustedAvi

    Forward ports to ALL computers for WOL

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to set up a PC with Wake on Lan (WOL). I've been reading a great guide here:
    How do I set up my computer for WOL? Wake On LAN FAQ | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

    In order to trigger the computer that is off (with no ip? - not sure about this part), I need to forward the port that I will send the magic packet to all computers on the network. This guide refers to forwarding the port of interest (lets say 9 for the WOL app im using) to xxx.xxx.xxx.255 if you're using the default subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (which I am). However, when I try to do this in my router (Linksys WRT120N), it tells me that that IP is illegal. I don't think that if I change the start IP and include that address in the IP range that it will work.

    My question is, what is the proper way to forward a port to all computers connected to the network?

    I appreciate your help.

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