Talking to a sleeping Mac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Moog101, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. Moog101 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi

    This is probably a stupid question (from a newbie switcher :)), but if a Mac is attached to a network through a router, and it's currently in sleep mode, is it still possible to access any shared files on it? Would any network access to it wake it up, or would this be something that could be set up?

    Thanks

    M
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Here is one option:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/mac/13645
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Sweet tool, thanks!

    It appears that it uses the Wake-on-LAN packet to wake the target computer - so I am assuming that in the Energy Saver preferences you have to select "Wake for Ethernet network administrator access"?
     

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