Accessing asleep computer through network

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Halcyon, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Halcyon macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    I assume this is normal behaviour, so what I'm looking for is a workaround.

    I'm trying to remotely access and control my home computer from my computer at the office. For this, I'm using Timbuktu. The problem is that if my computer at home is in sleep mode, I can not conect to it. So far the only solution I can think of is to disable sleep mode...which I rather not, being that I keep my computers on 24/7.

    Any suggestions?

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You should be able to change the energy savings settings to wake on network access.

  3. Halcyon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    I didn't knew this option was available, so I checked and it already had a checkmark...and still doesn't work like it should. I've just upgraded to 10.5.2 so maybe it will behave like it should now. Will try it when I get to the office and will post later.

    Thanks for your response.
  4. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    I posted about waking across the internet a while back. I've had trouble with the dslreports web based wakeup tool mentioned in the post. I think it worked with my old router but not with my new one.

    At the bottom of the post there is a link to more stuff on waking up your Mac, like using a widget for the job.

    Try waking up your mac on the local network before trying it from work, if you haven't done that yet.

Share This Page