- I began using DDWRT in Asus N66U and it was one of my favorite routers. The pain of isntalling ddwrt back then was a major headache, but those troubles are gone now and it is super simple.
- I decided to upgrade to the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk once it had DDWRT capabilities because I wanted to take advantage of the AC speeds.
- I added an older time capsule to use as a time machine device for our Imac, Macbook Pro, and Macbook air. This worked great for the most part but it seemed silly to not even use the router capabilities of the device. I also had trouble remotely connecting to it using Back to My Mac because of the Netgear router.
- Once I found that I can use my pi to remotely wake up my computers and also use the pi as a dyndns updater I no longer needed DDWRT.
- Bought the new Apple Time Capsule (2TB) with AC networks capabilities and decided to test the speeds compared to the Nighthawk.
- Now I can remotely wake up my computers
- My dyndns is updated automatically so I don't have to worry about my external ip
- Back to My Mac works perfectly
- I am selling my Nighthawk and older Time Capsule and replaced with new Time Capsule and raspberry pi (save alot on energy)
- Stability of stock firmware and Apple routers without sacrificing speed/coverage
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
How to Add Wake On Lan (WOL) to Apple Time Capsule - Airport Extreme Routers
I have been using DDWRT for a long time now and the last thing holding me back from moving to Apple router was the ability to remotely wake up my server/htpc. I found an excellent guide for using a raspberry pi to do this for me. This way I can save power and not run my htpc or server 24/7 and combine my home router and time capsule into one device.