Turn (power) a Mac on Remotely

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    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?

  2. macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    You can set the timer for it to come on at certain times. Energy preferences I think.
  3. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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.
  4. macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    But doesnt the computer need to be sleeping and not off for this to work?
  5. macrumors 68030


    Feb 22, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    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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