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Wake On LAN (WOL) Guide
« on: February 08, 2011, 11:10:31 AM »

DGL-4500 + DAP-1522 WOL (Wake-on-Lan) Guide
By:Mother Fo
DGL-4500 Firmware: Latest Released Firmware Version
DAP-1522 Firmware: Latest Released Firmware Version

Make sure your PC Bios supports Wake-On-Lan (WOL) and that the correct settings are enabled.
Make sure you have the latest Ethernet card drivers. I went to Marvell's site directly to download and install mine.

1. Setup a DynDNS in your router.
Tools | Dynamic DNS


I personally use http://www.dyndns.com/
Setup an account and fill out the information in your router.
Once you enter it, it should say connected by status.

Reasoning: Dynamic DNS is a great tool for when you have an internet service that doesn't issue static (non-changing) IP addresses.  Dynamic DNS will always update your IP/hostname whenever it changes.  This is great if you host servers or need to remote access your computers.  The same rules apply to WOL.  You can't send a packet to some random IP address and expect yours to wake up.

2. Setup DHCP Reservations in your router.
Basic | Network


Adding a DHCP reservation is pretty self-explanatory.  I recommend doing it for all your common machines.  Setup the one you want to use WOL with.  Make note of the MAC Address as you will need this to use utilities to wake up your machine.

Reasoning: DHCP Reservations secure a LAN IP for that particular computer.  (192.168.0.xxx)  The xxx part will change if these are not setup and you are using DHCP.  It essentially makes it have a static IP.  By securing a particular LAN IP, if your router reboots, your port forwards don't get screwed up.

3. Configure network card.
The next step is to configure your network card/Ethernet card.  I'm not 100% positive if you can do this successfully on wireless cards, but my server is plugged into my DAP-1522 which is wireless.

This also depends on your operation system version.

Win 7/Vista: Start | Control Panel | Network and Sharing Center | Click on Local Area Connection | Click on properties | Click Configure
I recommend setting up a static IP on the particular computer.  Then setup the power/adapter settings for WOL.

I donít believe it is necessary to specify your DNS addresses.  I have setup the Static IP and DNS because if I leave it on obtain automatically, it takes it longer for my network to load my server folders.
Set the following for the NIC Power Management features:

4. Check Firewall Settings in Router
These are the settings I use, I cannot confirm if anti-spoofing has to be checked or not.
Here is a screenshot of my settings:


5. Forward Port in Virtual Server.
Advanced | Virtual Server

Forward port 9 to
This step is crucial.  It would not work when I tried to forward it to the IP of the machine I needed to wake up.  .255 is what made it work for me.


6. Disable Windows Firewall or Add Exception.
Disable Windows Firewall or Add Exception to Port 9 and change subnet to All/Internet.
You should probably do the same if you have another firewall program installed, but I don't use any others.

7. Websites, programs, and iPod apps.
Here are some websites you can use to send WOL packets:
* indicates the ones I use:
http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/woli.aspx    *

Here are some programs that can send WOL packets:
http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-gui.aspx   *

Here are the names of iPod Touch/Phone apps:
NetAwake (Free) *


Any thoughts, ideas, changes or additions, please contact Mother Fo
« Last Edit: July 19, 2016, 12:30:13 PM by FurryNutz »
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