iMac Wake on lan when powered down

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tommekevda, May 10, 2011.

  1. tommekevda macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been reading up on WOL.
    I have used it for years on my windows machine but i've recently switched from windows to mac.

    Every article that i've read is about waking a mac from sleep, but i don't put my imac into sleep, i completely turn it off (thats what i did with my windows machine as well). Should wol work while powered down as well?
    if so, please tell me because it doesn't :)

    Current setup:
    I send a wol packet to my router on a specific (secret :)) port.
    my router will broadcast it over the network on the appropriate port (9 udp).
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

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    #2
    no, you can only WOL a sleeping Mac.
     
  3. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    On the Mac, remote wake only works from sleep, not from after a power down.

    Note that with newer Airports/Macs you can also perform wake from sleep over wifi and not just wired ethernet.
     
  4. tommekevda thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, that's kind of disappointing.
    Plus, i have an old airport extreme, but it doesn't matter because i have an utp available and plugged in.
     

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