iMac Wake on Lan (WOL)

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  1. bluestarCVO macrumors member

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    Anyone had any luck getting wake on lan to work? I've tried several different things with no luck. I have it enabled in energy saving preferences, but still no luck. Any time it's asleep I cannot wake it up with other computers or with apps on my iPhone such as team viewer, or even the Wake on Lan app. I've done a lot of searching and it seems others have the same problem. Some have found solutions, most have not. I've tried the various solutions but none have worked for me. I really want to be able to let the computer sleep as it uses much less power than when it is only idling. It is a late 2012 iMac running the latest version of Mavericks. I am on wifi, although I have also attempted to test this with ethernet as well with no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. rrl macrumors 6502

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  3. alksion macrumors 68000

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    What does this do?
     
  4. rrl macrumors 6502

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    Sets wake on magic packet to true. That's how wake on lan works, a targeted magic packet is sent by one device, and if the target computer is listening, interested and sleeping, it wakes.
     
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  6. alksion macrumors 68000

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    How would one get those packets sent over to the desired machine?
     
  7. jeanjeudi macrumors newbie

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    Wake on Lan

    Is it possible to use wake on lan to wake up a switched off computer? Or is this only possible from a "sleeping" computer?
    Is there any workaround known to make it possible to wake up my switched off computer?
    Thanks!
     
  8. rrl macrumors 6502

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    No, you can't use WOL for that. You would need additional electronics that connect to the power switch header on the motherboard. So, it's possible, but it's nontrivial.
     

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