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I have 2 computers on my network that I want to be able to wake using a magic packet. Lets call the 2 computers A and B.

Computer A will wake if I broadcast a magic packet with its mac address as expected. Computer B will wake if I broadcast a magic packet with its mac address also.

The problem is.... when I broadcast a magic packet for computer A, computer B wakes up also.

If I broadcast a magic packet for computer B, only computer B wakes up, or turns on.

Its as if computer B wakes up anytime a magic packet is broadcasted regardless of the mac address in the magic packet.

Has anyone come across this before? I'm stumped!

Thanks

  • Sounds like a buggy NIC. – Spiff Oct 24 '18 at 15:04
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After using wire shark I found the problem. I am using a propeller based udp server to send out the magic packets. The server is sending out a magic packet for both A and B computers when I request just A. So the problem is in my coding of the udp server.

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