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Old Jan 26, 2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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iMac as wireless router

I think I already know the answer to my question but I just wanted to make sure.

I have my iMac set to share my internet wirelessly to my MacBook and iPhone. Is there a way to get it to work while my iMac is in sleep mode or in some kind of lower power mode that I don't know about? At the moment I just turn the screen off when I'm not using my iMac...I also have it set to automatically shut off at 11pm incase I'm using my laptop in my bedroom watching netflix or something. I'm just thinking about energy consumption and such.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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I think I already know the answer to my question but I just wanted to make sure.

I have my iMac set to share my internet wirelessly to my MacBook and iPhone. Is there a way to get it to work while my iMac is in sleep mode or in some kind of lower power mode that I don't know about? At the moment I just turn the screen off when I'm not using my iMac...I also have it set to automatically shut off at 11pm incase I'm using my laptop in my bedroom watching netflix or something. I'm just thinking about energy consumption and such.
Shutting off the display (and maybe the hard drive) is the only way. If you put it to sleep, the computer ceases to function.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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How do I shut off the harddrive but not put it to sleep?
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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How do I shut off the harddrive but not put it to sleep?
System Preferences -> Energy Saver

Check "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible"
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