I have a problem with my workplace computer, I work at t-shirt printing company as printing tehnician or whatever it’s called, (I don’t speak english nativlly so I don’t know how to translate it) bassically I do whatever is needed to be printed on a t-shirt on some vector program like illustrator or corel.
Anyway recently I wanted to improve my work performance by working from home, we have a lot of orders, and currently I am the only worker for that specific job. So I can’t make all the orders meet the deadlines, and to that purpose I thought I could finish up at home what I couldn’t finish at work.
I set-up the wake on lan in BIOS I enable Wake on Lan feature, as well as in network driver settings all according to this articles:
I have a TeamViewer so I set up the router to forward all the trafic coming through port 9 to a PC with a static IP adress 192.168.8.50 (I make sure it’s static, and I make sure port 9 is opened and accesible), than I setup teamwiever build-in wake on lan feature to wake using public adress which was I don’t know something like 188.8.131.52. (checked that by simply google search ‘what is my IP’), I also set up the port to 9.
than just to check out I shut down my PC and try to wake it up through my smartphone which was by that time connected to wi-fi network of the same router. It worked.
I was happy I could finnally continue working even if I am not phisically at my workplace, but when I come home I try to wake up the computer using teamviewer I pressed wake up button, and waited…waited…waited, for about 30 minutes and nothing happened. I tried again, and again, and nothing happens.
Next day I go to work first thing that comes to my mind is to check if my Public adress has changed somehow, router was turned on, we never turn off the router, I checked by google search ‘what is my IP’ and I found that the public IP didn’t change (I took note day before just in case). So again using my smartphone connected to a company’s wi-fi I try to turn on the PC, and again it worked. I thought maybe there is something wrong with teamviewer that I use at home, so when I come home I tried waking up the PC by using my smartphone, the same one I used at work with the same TeamViewer app I used there. Again as expected it didn’t work., I tried downloading other wake-on-lan apps, they waked up my PC when I was connected to that router through wi-fi, but when at home, they again didn’t.
Than I assume it’s either the ISP blocking it or something on the internet. I have the same ISP at home and at work (Tele2), I don’t think it’s them or the internet because I tried switching to DATA connection on my smartphone which was using a different ISP (A1 (formally VIPnet)) and It worked, but when I came home, again it doesn’t work.
During 5 days of my attempts to track down and fix the problem the public IP never changed, unless it changed the moment I went home and changed back the moment I return next day ( which is redicculus).
The only explanation remaining is that I need to be in phisicall proximity of the computer that I try to wake up, but in that case really what’s the use of wake-on-lan if you need to stay in 10 m radius of the target computer?, I could just press the ******* button.
I don’t know what I did wrong, but if there is something, please help me find it, because I am running out of possible causes to the problem.
Thanks in advance