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jtool
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Using a RC6 ir remote to power on NUC7i3BNK

Hi, in one of the posts here i saw that a RC6 ir remote can be used to power on (and off) a NUC. RC6 remotes are easy to find and it would be great to be able to use it as a remote for my NUC7i3BNK. How do these devices sync with eachother? And i saw something about settings in BIOS?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I am not sure what you are asking. You press a button on the Remote, the Remote sends a signal (the coded pattern for this button) via Infrared. The Super I/O (SIO) IC (which remains partially powered if Wake-on-CIR is enabled) in the NUC receives this signal, interprets it and causes the appropriate thing to happen. For most buttons, the signal is passed up into the CIR driver. For special buttons - like Power - however, the SIO does what's necessary to implement the wake-up.

In the BIOS, you can configure what kind of Remote you are using (pick "Generic" for standard RC6 Remotes) and also whether (and in what states) the Remote should affect the system operation.

Hope this helps,

...S

jtool
Beginner
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I guess what i am asking is, is there a simple ir remote compatible with my nuc i can buy cheaply on ebay or alike to use simply as a means to turn on the nuc remotely? Btw i thought the RC6 was a specific remote (i bought a rc6 remote a couple of months ago for my canon camera) but i see its probably more like a protocol. Now i see home theater remotes also called rc6 but different from what i bought. An on(off) button would be all i need, im using a wireless keyboard and mouse for everything else.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Yea, someone else asked about the Canon remote a few months ago. I noticed that Polaroid and Nikon offer a similar one as well. No, unfortunately, you cannot use them.

RC6 refers to the protocol that is used to signal specific buttons being pressed.

I have a couple of compatible remotes that I use for testing:

https://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-RHRC-11002-Windows-Certified-Control/dp/B005ZAK50K Amazon.com: Rosewill RHRC-11002 Windows 7 Certified MCE IR Remote Control

(Three links for products I believe are compatible with the RC2604301/01B that I have)

https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-ZX6900-Philips-Control-RT-11300-022/dp/B00F8KR99C Amazon.com: Gateway One ZX6900 ZX6800 Acer Z5700 Philips Remote Control RT.11300.022

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-RC2604302-01B-Windows-Media-Center-Remote-Control/331027528429 eBay: Genuine RC2604302/01B Windows Media Center Remote Control

https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Remote-Control-RC260431701B-SAMSUNG/dp/B01B4GV49E Amazon.com: Replacement for Samsung RC2604317/01B Media Center Remote

My rule of thumb is that, if a remote comes with a USB receiver, they likely aren't 100% compatible.

Here are some that I also think will work.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-RC1534034-00-Microsoft-RC6/dp/B0058DG18O Amazon.com (used): Genuine Dell RC1534034 Microsoft RC6 Media Center IR Remote

https://www.amazon.com/Pavilion-RC2234302-Microsoft-Infrared-Receiver/dp/B00W19RWJK Amazon.com (refurb): HP Pavilion RC2234302 Microsoft RC6 Media Center IR Remote

Hope this helps,

...S

jtool
Beginner
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To bad a small remote like those camera remotes cant be used, what i want only needs one button to turn on(off) and max maybe volume up/down and mute. I found one simular like you suggested also;

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/New-Genuine-MCE-Media-Center-IR-RC6-Remote-Control-HP-for-intel-nuc-kodi/222... New Genuine MCE Media Center IR RC6 Remote Control HP for intel nuc kodi | eBay

Its not very expensive but it feels a lot like overkill just to power on a NUC :-)

Ill keep it in mind for now~Thanks*

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Well, what you need is a one-button remote that sends the right (Power On) code. These camera remotes are sending a completely different code. Maybe you should look for one that is programmable...

Personally, I think the right answer is to never power it off. Use Sleep instead.

Just saying,

...S

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