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dscoland
Engaged Sweeper III
Hi,

We are looking to configure directed broadcast on our network so that Wake-on-Lan packets will traverse correctly across different subnets from Lansweeper to wake up remote site PCs.

We suspect Lansweeper is sending out a WoL unicast packet when initiating it from a PC asset on the web console. However, it's by design that a PC will only wake up during the first four hours before a remote switch clears its ARP cache of any old table entries on local subnets—otherwise known as it's past being considered "active on the network".

Does Lansweeper support a network configured for directed broadcasts so that we can achieve waking up computers on our remote subnets?

Thanks,
Daniel
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Esben_D
Lansweeper Employee
Lansweeper Employee
Yep.
Configuring your network to allow directed broadcast should allow you to use Wake-on-LAN across subnets.