I'm trying to make WOL work between 2 computers in the same local network, but it currently does not work.
In order to debug the situation and avoid potential problems with the router discarding the WOL "magic packets", I'd like to temporarily test a direct ethernet cable connection between:
- Computer A running Windows 7
- Computer B off, to be waked
Since Computer B is off, it has no IP. (Even adding DHCPd server on Computer A wouldn't change anything about this).
I did this configuration on Computer A's ethernet card settings (I chose 192.168.2.1 because 192.168.1.1 is already taken by the other network card: WiFi)
I then tried this on Computer A but it doesn't work:
1) Since Computer B is off, it has no IP, which IP should I fill in Computer A's "WakeOnLan Magic Packet" tool?
2) More generally, how to make WakeOnLan work with a direct ethernet cable connection (without any router; as said previously I want to do this to debug WOL)?
Note: I've tried:
WakeOnLanGui.exe > Send Options > Local Subnet => nothing received on Computer B,
WakeOnLanGui.exe > Send Options > Internet => packet received on Computer B, as seen with
sudo tcpdumpon Computer B