iMac Wake on lan when powered down

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

  1. tommekevda macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    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

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    no, you can only WOL a sleeping Mac.
  3. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    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

    Oct 27, 2010
    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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