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Wake a remote Mac behind a router
Authored by: Izzard on Jun 13, '05 06:18:35AM

My iBook is connected to the Internet wirelessly, but I wanted it off when I wasn't using it, too. What I do is leave the modem cable connected and enable "wake on modem ring". Then, when I want to wake the iBook up so I can SSH in to it, I ring my house.

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Wake a remote Mac behind a router
Authored by: victory on Jun 19, '05 04:58:49PM

You Sir (or Madam) are brilliant.

I've never been entirely comfortable with the thought of sending WOL packets across the Internet (particularly since the mechanism was really designed for intranets and lacks any form of authentication) except with a VPN router, but the idea of using a POTS ring just to wake a sleeping Mac is perfect!

Not only is the wakeup signal (ring) kept safely 'out of band' with the SSH connection itself, but I'm thinking it may even be possible to target the Mac so that it only wakes up when specifically selected. How? By using one of those 'comm-share' boxes that allows you to re-direct incoming calls/rings by sending a touch-tone sequence during the initial ring. (These boxes are often used to share an incoming line between a phone, answering machine, fax and modem)

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Wake a remote Mac behind a router
Authored by: lee12345 on Sep 02, '05 04:17:02PM

OK...i just spent 3 or 4 hours trying to figure this remote wake up problem out. Timbuktu is useless without being able to wake up my sleeping office computer. It amazes me that a product that complex CAN NOT do this (i just called and confirmed this). It has to be nearly 100% of their users have this problem. Hell, that's what the program does is remote communication.

So about an hour ago I got this modem idea...and then saw this post. Hell, this is my next thing to do when I get back to the office: hook up my old phone line to the modem. Duh.

I have iChat running and can see if my computer wakes up or not :)


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