ATV2 and Wake on Lan

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

  1. themoffster macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    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.

  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
  3. themoffster thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    Unfortunately I don't have another mac.
    'may' or 'do' need an airport express/extreme?

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