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arturmeinild
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Need help: Wake-on-Lan through IPSec VPN?

Hello

I have a challenge where I haven't yet found a solution, and I hope someone in here can help. I have a SA 520W. Here's the deal:

My IPv4 is setup as this:

IP Address: 172.16.17.1

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Now I have some devices connected to the network that I want to wake up using Wake-on-Lan

To do this I send a magic packet to the broadcast address (172.16.17.255), and the device wakes up. This is working fine when I'm at home.

However, when I'm not home and connected via IPSec VPN the above will not work.

This is because when connected via VPN I have the dynamic IP range 172.16.33.129-172.16.33.190.

I'm wondering if there is any way to get this to work over IPSec VPN?

I'm aware that the broadcast packet does not get directed from the 172.16.33.* subnet to the 172.16.17.* subnet.

But is there a way to make the VPN dynamic IP range in the same subnet as the LAN?

Or is it possible to somehow direct the broadcast packet from one subnet to the other?

Thanks, I hope someone can give a little insight to this.

Regards, Artur

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rshao
Beginner

Broadcast over VPN tunnel is not supported with SA500.

Cannot really think any workaround....  not sure if it's practical but if you can VNC into a laptop at home over VPN tunnel and have that laptop to issue that magic packet that may be an option?


Richard