Booting a G5 iMac via ethernet?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by big_malk, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. big_malk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2005
    I'm sure I've heard somewhere that it's possible to turn Macs on via ethernet, I've looked around on google and the forums here but haven't found a thing saying how to do it. Is it possible merely I imagined this?

    I want to boot a G5 iMac, connected via ethernet through an AirPort Extreme, (802.11n 100Gb model).
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Boot from cold, no. Wake from sleep yes if you have the 'Wake for Ethernet Administrator access' option turned on in Energy Saver and/or have a copy of ARD.
  3. kheller2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2004
    It is called netbooting, you hold down N during boot. You have to have a netboot server with an OS image of course. I don't believe it works over wireless (how would it know your ID, password, etc..).

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