Turn (power) a Mac on Remotely

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Onomontopeka, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    Does anyone know of any software that can power up on a mac from a remote location?

    To my knowledge, it can't be done but I wanted to see if anyone knew of a way to do this either through the same network, or through an outside connection.

    I'm on a PPC G5 Tiger 10.4.11.

    I'm thinking the power button needs to be pushed physically, right?

    Thanks
    -Matt
     
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    MacBoobsPro

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    #2
    You can set the timer for it to come on at certain times. Energy preferences I think.
     
  3. macrumors 604

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    #3
    There is a feature called wake-on-LAN, but it's only implemented in new Macs. The TCP/IP provides for it, but it needs to be implemented by software and hardware.
     
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    MacBoobsPro

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    #4
    But doesnt the computer need to be sleeping and not off for this to work?
     
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    peterdevries

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    #5
    wake-on-LAN kind of implies that the Mac is asleep. So I guess it can't be turned off, because it needs to be listening through the network connection to get a wake-on-LAN command right?

    If it's off, it isn't listening and it won't power up.. Just assumptions here though.

    edit: what MacBoobsPro said...
     

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