4 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2011 7:45 AM by varjak paw
Máximo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Any chance for waking up (wake on lan) a brand new mac mini using an iPod touch and wifi.

 

Thanks for response and sorry for my poor english


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,805 points)

    If your WiFi base station (access point) is an Apple Airport Express or Airport Extreme or a Time Capsule, yes. Some other wireless routers may also support wake via WiFi, but I'm not certain. For more information, see:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3774

     

    Regards.

  • Máximo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was talking about starting a mac when is powered off, but in any way thanks for your response.

  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)

    Máximo wrote:

     

    I was talking about starting a mac when is powered off

     

    you can only "wake on lan" a sleeping Mac !

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,805 points)

    Sorry, but with the exception of the Intel-based Xserve, it is not possible to power up any current Mac, or any built in the last several years, remotely from a complete shutoff, not even via Ethernet. Some people have done a "workaround" with a remotely-controlled power strip, setting the "restart after power failure" option in Mac OS X, but that's by no means reliable.

     

    Regards.