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Standard User cyclic999
(committed) Tue 31-May-11 10:58:45
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Switching on Home Mac remotely?


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Can I do it from Shut down or does it have to be in"Sleep" mode?
I thought there was a "Wake for Administrator Access" but I can't find it.

This is in case I need "Back to my Mac" when away.
It's an iMac with OS 10.6.7

Thanks

Chris

Edited by cyclic999 (Tue 31-May-11 11:00:17)

Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Thu 02-Jun-11 01:05:28
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Re: Switching on Home Mac remotely?


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Standard User fearby
(committed) Mon 13-Jun-11 10:48:47
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Re: Switching on Home Mac remotely?


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Your router must allow wake on LAN packets through and the Mac should wake up ok if settings in energy saver part of sytem preferences is ticked.


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Standard User cookie
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 14-Jun-11 14:24:03
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Re: Switching on Home Mac remotely?


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my experience of the Wake On Lan feature is that if you enable it, it works, but will frequently and randomly wake when you don't do anything to disturb it.

machines were only ever in sleep mode.
Standard User cyclic999
(committed) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:28:46
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Re: Switching on Home Mac remotely?


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I use a Wake on LAN application on my home network, but am at a loss as to how to use it or anything similar to activate the iMac when I'm away from home.
I've fiddled around with the advanced settings on the BT Home Hub, but still am no closer to finding out how to allow LAN packets through
Apart from leaving it on permanently, or schedule times of day when I can use Back to my Mac, I'm going to put my hands up.

Chris
Standard User john2007
(legend) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:17:19
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Re: Switching on Home Mac remotely?


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Haven't used it but their are probably dozens of programs like this.

http://download.cnet.com/Wake-On-LAN/3000-2085_4-104...

I'd guess you will just need to port forward a specified udp port to your Mac for the WOL message to get through.
Standard User john2007
(legend) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:46:01
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I'm sorry, the program I linked to was local LAN only, not over the internet. frown

eta: perhaps http://www.wakeonlan.me/

Edited by john2007 (Wed 15-Jun-11 22:49:21)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:50:41
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http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20020220...



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Standard User john2007
(legend) Wed 15-Jun-11 23:52:31
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That chap is using a permanently on machine within the local lan to broadcast the magic packet. If the OP has a permanently on machine that would offer the easiest solution.

My netgear router won't port forward to broadcast addresses so I've found no way to switch on mine from over the internet.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 16-Jun-11 00:05:32
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I just leave mine on



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