As long as Wake for network access is checked off, I was wondering if there is a way to remotely boot up a Mac computer. Say your Mac is fully shut down, you're off somewhere and want to use Back To My Mac to log in remotely but you can't because your Mac is off. Is there a way that you can remotely boot it and then use Back To My Mac to take care of the rest?
This is what WakeOnLAN was designed for, to remotely turn on a computer. This is what you want to do, right? It doesn't what sleep state a machine is in, WakeOnLAN will turn it on. To use it across the internet, you want to set up some type of VPN on your network to connect to before using it, or else there is a BIG security hole.
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What you are looking for is LOM (lLightsOutManagement) which you can use to turn on any LOM-enabled machine (and do much more magic). But as far as I know that was only built into Apples XServe machines. It requires a second IP-adress that will always be accessible.
But I do not think that we are talking about sich a machine. So the only way to get a "normal" mac back up again after a power failure is via the systemsetting "reboot after power loss". And then you can plug it into an IP-PowerCord which you can turn on and off via -for instance- a web-interface.
But when you are already stuck in the situation, I belive there is no way around sending somewone to the mac to press the power-button.