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Is there ANY way to Power Up a Mac Mini remotely? Just to be clear, I don´t mean wake up from sleep but boot up.

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Depending on how your Mac Mini is connected to the internet (wifi, ethernet, firewall, age of the machine, NAT, …) it should be possible to do it using Wake On LAN.

You could, for example, use a GUI software like WakeOnLan.

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a lot of routers have this option. I use dd-wrt firmware on an Asus rt-n16, you can log in to the router remotely and issue a Wake On LAN command. –  Robert S Ciaccio Sep 2 '10 at 8:26
    
Isn't this just to Wake from sleep? Not from OFF? –  ozke Sep 2 '10 at 9:17
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@ozke : No, it also works from off state. –  Studer Sep 2 '10 at 18:32
    
I guess it should work with ethernet. The problem is the Mac Mini can only be accessed via WiFi and there's no other computer to trigger the "wake up" packet. I guess the only way of doing this is just leave it always sleeping and use the remote or something. I miss good old days when Mac keyboards had a power button for the machine. :( –  ozke Sep 3 '10 at 11:27
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Another cool thing you can try is to download Remote to your iPhone and setup a library to iTunes. In my case my computer starts automatically when opening the application! =)

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I would guess that this requires Wake On Lan to work as well. –  patrix Feb 13 '13 at 20:45
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Not sure what you're trying to accomplish, but it's also possible to use the Energy Saver preference pane to schedule the machine to startup at a set time.

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As you describe it, no.

You could, however, get another computer or network-controlled device with the ability to cut off/restore power to a device, and remotely operate that (I'll try to find such a controller and link it here in a minute). Then just set your mac-mini to auto-boot after a power failure.

Edit: example- http://www.42u.com/dataprobe_iboot_remote_reboot.htm

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