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From my end, these are the remote control that have been officially tested; http://compatibleproducts.intel.com/ProductDetails/ExportPeripheralInfo?moduleName=Intel%C2%AE%20NUC&productType=Kits&pr… .Maybe the community can add more feedback regarding this specific set up.
Well, I can attest that the KY NUCs can definitely be powered on using a RC6-compliant remote (it does so using my Rosewill RHRC-11001). Now, whether this Canon remote can actually do the same thing is unknown. I have my doubts. First of all, this remote is named the RC-6; I don't see anyplace in the article where it says that this remote is actually compliant with the RC6 "standard". Secondly, in order for a remote to actually be able to wake up a NUC, it must be capable of sending the Sleep Button RC6 sequence. As I look at this remote and its usage description, it doesn't read like there is any capability to configure it for this. Either way, the proof is in the pudding. With doubts raised, I wouldn't want to utilize a try-before-buy model...
As for configuration, I only had to change the BIOS configuration to get this working. At boot, use F2 to enter BIOS Setup (Visual BIOS) and then select Advanced and then Power. In the Secondary Power Settings window on the right side of the screen, you want to enable (check) parameters Wake from S3 via CIR and Wake from S4 and S5 via CIR. That's it.
Hope this helps,