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Wake sleeping Mac OSX, comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc

Message #1 - Posted 2003/09/20 - morenuf

All I was attempting to accomplish was to wake a sleeping Mac G4 remotely (2 G4s on same LAN).

I have 2 G4s on a small network via a router and often wish to file share. This works if both are on and wake just fine.

If one is asleep, the OSX Go To Server fails miserably after long delay. I can only get file sharing to work by going to remote G4 wake it, and return to the other G4 and successfully file share.

OSX 10.2.4 on both G4s
Router is MacSense (Xsense.com) MIH 130A XRouter Pro
both G4s set Wake for Administrative Access

I have found freeware Wake550 which is supposed to wake a sleeping computer. I can't get it to work. Found some info via Google about WOL (Wake On Lan) & Magic Packet which is how Wake550 works.

Some posts from others who opened Port 9 for UDP and some who also recommended opening Port 2304 for UDP. These did not work either trying with Wake550.

Should work but I am not a network expert, far from it.

Appreciate comments.

Morenuf

Message #2 - Posted 2003/09/19 - Tom Stiller

Previously, morenuf wrote:

All I was attempting to accomplish was to wake a sleeping Mac G4 remotely (2 G4s on same LAN).

I have 2 G4s on a small network via a router and often wish to file share. This works if both are on and wake just fine.

If one is asleep, the OSX Go To Server fails miserably after long delay. I can only get file sharing to work by going to remote G4 wake it, and return to the other G4 and successfully file share.

OSX 10.2.4 on both G4s
Router is MacSense (Xsense.com) MIH 130A XRouter Pro
both G4s set Wake for Administrative Access

I have found freeware Wake550 which is supposed to wake a sleeping computer. I can't get it to work. Found some info via Google about WOL (Wake On Lan) & Magic Packet which is how Wake550 works.

Some posts from others who opened Port 9 for UDP and some who also recommended opening Port 2304 for UDP. These did not work either trying with Wake550.

Should work but I am not a network expert, far from it.

Appreciate comments.

Wake550 works as does the wakeonlan perl script. If both the waker and wakee are on the same LAN, you need not set any router port forwarding.

Some things to check for Wake550:
The correct I/P address (or properly mapped name) of the machine to be waked.

The correct network broadcast address. Usually the I/P address of the target machine with the host address part set to all 1's. Example: my I/P address is 192.168.1.61 and the broadcast address for my network is 192.168.1.255.

The correct MAC address. You can find this from the Terminal.app with the 'ifconfig' command or from the Network perfpanel.

Tom Stiller

PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3
7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF

Message #3 - Posted 2003/09/20 - morenuf

Previously, Tom Stiller wrote:

Previously, morenuf wrote:

All I was attempting to accomplish was to wake a sleeping Mac G4 remotely (2 G4s on same LAN).

I have found freeware Wake550 which is supposed to wake a sleeping computer. I can't get it to work. Found some info via Google about WOL (Wake On Lan) & Magic Packet which is how Wake550 works.

Should work but I am not a network expert, far from it.

Appreciate comments.

Wake550 works as does the wakeonlan perl script. If both the waker and wakee are on the same LAN, you need not set any router port forwarding.

Some things to check for Wake550:
The correct I/P address (or properly mapped name) of the machine to be waked.

The correct network broadcast address. Usually the I/P address of the target machine with the host address part set to all 1's. Example: my I/P address is 192.168.1.61 and the broadcast address for my network is 192.168.1.255.

The correct MAC address. You can find this from the Terminal.app with the 'ifconfig' command or from the Network perfpanel.

Your advice was right on & correct. It works! I am a happy camper.

Boy am I dense (lost too many neurons over the years). I had focused on trying to set port forwarding. I wasted much time trying various ports, and was attempting to set the IP 192.168.1.255 there in port forwarding.

Should have set it there in Wake550 to the xxx.xxx.x.255 right off at the start of this little frustrating game.

Now I can wake up the remote G4 and file share off it with reckless abandon, even if it goes to sleep.

Thanks again. much appreciated.

Morenuf

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By any chance can you help on this one?

The only TraceRoute programs I can get to work through this same MacSense Router are IPNetMonitor and WhatRoute.

I got the IPNetMonitor & WhatRoute to work by switching protocol to ICMP for TraceRoute to work.

I can't get TraceRoute in NetBarrierX3 or GlobalTraceRoute to work as they seem to be set to UDP by default and refuse to work through the router under OSX. they have nice geographic maps & other semi interesting features.

Do I need to open a port on the router?

thanks again.

Message #4 - Posted 2003/09/20 - Tom Stiller

Previously, morenuf wrote:

By any chance can you help on this one?

The only TraceRoute programs I can get to work through this same MacSense Router are IPNetMonitor and WhatRoute.

I have a Linksys router so my experience may not apply.

I got the IPNetMonitor & WhatRoute to work by switching protocol to ICMP for TraceRoute to work.

I can't get TraceRoute in NetBarrierX3 or GlobalTraceRoute to work as they seem to be set to UDP by default and refuse to work through the router under OSX. they have nice geographic maps & other semi interesting features.

I don't have either of those applications; however IFoundU, (see VersionTracker) works through my Linksys.

Do I need to open a port on the router?

No, I don't think it's a blocked port problem.

Tom Stiller

PGP fingerprint = 5108 DDB2 9761 EDE5 E7E3
7BDA 71ED 6496 99C0 C7CF

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