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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacManiac1224, Mar 24, 2004.
Can I turn on my Mac running OS X 10.3.3 from a remote location? and if so, how? Thanks
you can log in remotely...
but i don't think there's a way to start it remotely... afterall, if it's off, it's not even aware that some remote signal is coming...
Most of the newer network cards have that ability, which is called Wake-on-LAN (WoL). What happens is that the AC power keeps the network card powered to receive special signals to turn it on.
But, with Remote Login into OS X, it is not possible, since Remote Login is simply an SSH server.
EDIT: Found this on Apple's site:
So it is possible with OS X, just not sure which hardware supports it now. I'll see what I can dig up.
Another URL at Apple that has some software to assist you with this:
And the hardware that is supported:
It appears this doesn't work entirely like an x86 would, because your computer cannot be woken from a power off state. With a Mac, it only works with sleep. In x86 architecture, the system could be woken from a power off state.
ahh, very informative...
Tnx for the info, tomf87!
Thanks a lot guys, you were a lot of help