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Is there is a way to start a mac mini remotely? Or is ot only possible to wake up from sleep ?

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Please clarify your question more. –  John Sykor Apr 27 '12 at 14:11
    
This is off topic for StackOverflow - questions here need to relate to programming. I've voted to migrate to Super User. (Also, Wake On LAN will power on a computer if the Ethernet card supports WOL and you have WOL enabled in the BIOS. All you need is a tool to send the appropriate Ethernet packet.) –  Li-aung Yip Apr 27 '12 at 14:27
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EDIT: Try google, I found these: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=886484 http://www.mactalk.com.au/24/101171-any-way-power-mac-remotely.html http://ask.metafilter.com/134389/Apple-Macs-Is-it-possible-to-boot-my-mac-mini-remotely

In general there is no way to power up remotely but sleep is viable.

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the question is to start a mac remotely not use it. ie turn it on remotely –  Simon McLoughlin Apr 27 '12 at 14:13
    
I said it was vague lol. –  John Sykor Apr 27 '12 at 14:17
    
i really dont think it is –  Simon McLoughlin Apr 27 '12 at 14:20
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Here is the "ultimate" solution - if you're ready to get into a little bit of electronics.

The basic idea is to use Wake On LAN, but in order to have it work remotely (you can't use WOL if you're not on the LAN), you install a small micro-web server on your home LAN that will send the WOL packet to your computer.

This way you can wake up any computer supporting Wake On LAN from anywhere with an internet connection.

http://tuxgraphics.org/electronics/200904/wol.shtml

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Yes I'm pretty sure wake on lan is the only option.

There used to be devices you could buy that would wake on phone call and all manner of weird things. But no not any more.

I believe there is a setting to tell it to reboot after a power failure if im not mistaken. I'm not sure if thats any help, would at least keep it on.

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