What router can port forward to a broadcast address???

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Andrew Ward, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Andrew Ward

    Andrew Ward Guest

    Can anyone say which router brand can do port-forwarding to a broadcast
    address?

    My application is that I would like to use Wake-On-Lan which looks for a
    broadcast packet which then contains the mac address as a payload of the PC
    you desire to turn ON.

    My Zyxel X-550 cannot port-forward (Port 9, I think) to a broadcast address
    (192.168.x.255)

    I'm looking for a router or solution that can help with this WOL
    wake-on-lan feature built into my PC?

    Thanks

    -Andrew
     
    Andrew Ward, Jun 1, 2006
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  2. Software workarounds:
    http://www.1e.com/SoftwareProducts/SMSWakeUp/Index.aspx
    http://www.depicus.com/wake-on-lan/wake-on-lan-gui.aspx
    Worth trying but doesn't work with all routers. (Works with
    everything I own).
    The topic comes up ocassionally. These threads contain user WOL
    experiences with various pieces of hardware.

    Cisco PIX
    | http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/browse_frm/thread/296ab5f72e73f766

    Ovislink WL-1000UR
    | http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/browse_frm/thread/1b4d2d9a8e274f7b

    http://www.ovislink.com.tw/WL-8000VPN.htm
    | http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/browse_frm/thread/bd1506b7d612d4b1

    Assorted Buffalo products:
    | http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.wireless/browse_frm/thread/c2fa90d1900647a6

    There's more. Search Google Groups.
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Jun 1, 2006
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