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Apple on their website describes a new feature in 10.6 - Mac OS X v10.6: About Wake on Demand. This functionality lets Time-Capsule or Air-port to wake a Mac from the sleep mode. So here comes my question. Is it possible to enable any third party WiFi router to wake my mac?

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Yes, it is possible. I can wake up my iMac over wireless using WRT54GL.

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I don't know of any other devices that implement the Bonjour Sleep Proxy feature, but Apple's implementation is open source, and I don't think there's any reason it couldn't be supported by other manufacturers. There's some discussion here about adding it to Tomato, but it doesn't look like they got it working.

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