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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 14, 2013
I would like to know if there is a way to power on my macbook(while in standby mode) with my iPhone 5, I'd like to be able to access my macbook from anywhere in the world. For example, I fly to Australia and Asia every other weekend for business and I don't like bringing my macbook. I would like to turn on my macbook to access it, get files, etc via the Slashtop app on my phone.

I have set up PPTP VPN on my dd-wrt converted router in order for me to access my network and computer from anywhere in the world. I just need to know if there is a way to turn it on while in standby mode with out actually having to be there in front of it.

Thanks in advanced.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 4, 2013
I would just set it to never sleep, and either turn display brightness to zero (or plug it into an external monitor so that closing the lid won't put the whole system to sleep). I do this with my Mac mini for Plex/NAS use- it doesn't hurt the system and the power usage is negligible.


macrumors P6
Oct 14, 2008
Macs support Wake On LAN, so this should actually work. I am sure that dd-wrt has an option somewhere so send the appropriate message to your laptop on demand.


macrumors 68020
Sep 7, 2009
Anchorage, AK
If you use an app like TeamViewer (available for Mac/iOS/Windows), it supports Wake-On LAN and would do exactly what you're looking for. It's also free. I've used it to access my computer in Anchorage while traveling in Atlanta/Knoxville/Chattanooga on multiple occasions.

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