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2016/01/27 02:36:18 (permalink)
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Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN

I'm trying to set up Wake on LAN (WOL) so that I can wake my work PC from home. I can wake my PC from within our local network, but not from my home computer. The company is not keen on setting up port forwarding to broadcast the Wake on LAN packet (magic packet) for security reasons, but they have given me SSL-VPN access to the company server. However, when I run the Wake on LAN program from home, it doesn't wake my computer. I did a search on the Internet, and apparently VPNs don't like doing broadcasts.
 
Does anyone know if there is a setting in the FortiGate 400D that I can configure to allow it broadcast the magic packet via VPN access?
post edited by shmuelw - 2016/01/27 06:52:18
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    sigmasoftcz
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    Re: Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN 2017/05/19 00:44:36 (permalink)
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    Hi shmuelw
    did you solve this problem?
     
    Thank
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    Re: Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN 2017/05/21 02:28:49 (permalink)
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    No. Do you have any ideas?
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    Re: Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN 2017/05/21 03:20:41 (permalink)
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    Hi, 
     
    I used a solution from KB http://kb.fortinet.com/kb/documentLink.do?externalID=FD30104
    Instead of DMZ I used the SSL VPN interface.
    Works perfectly.
     
    Jirka
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    Re: Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN 2017/05/21 05:20:44 (permalink)
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    OK, thanks.
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    Re: Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN 2017/05/22 06:52:31 (permalink)
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    Take note that you will have to have policy on the distant firewall to facilitate this. They gave you SSLVPN access but if they didn't build the policy to allow the traffic it will be no bueno.

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    Re: Wake on LAN (WON) over VPN 2017/05/22 06:57:12 (permalink)
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    Thanks
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