ATV2 and Wake on Lan

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by themoffster, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. themoffster macrumors regular

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    Hi.
    I've had a problem for ages with my ATV2 connected via wifi to my iMac (2011).
    If the ATV is on but the iMac goes to sleep, i can't connect to the shared libraries under the 'computers' option on the ATV2.

    I have Wake on Lan ticked in my iMac preferences, but it doesn't appear to do anything. My question is in two parts:
    1: is this correct that although WOL is ticked on the iMac, the ATV2 can't wake it?
    2: is there a webpage somewhere that shows me how to test my WOL connection?

    I'm running Mountain lion and both devices are fully up to date.

    thanks
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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  3. themoffster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately I don't have another mac.
    'may' or 'do' need an airport express/extreme?
     

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