back to my mac and sleeping

Discussion in 'macOS' started by benlee, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    will back to my mac work if the computer you are going back to is in sleep mode? Lid closed?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Unfortunately no, it won't work when a machine is asleep. A sleeping machine has no active network connection and the hard drive is not spinning.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    So do people leave their macs awake when they go to work? Seems odd.
     
  5. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Echo'd. This should work. I don't think you can WoL over airport though so you'll have to have a wired ethernet connection in order to remotely wake it and use that feature.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I hope you guys are right. I can't see Apple giving .Mac WOL privileges though. Hopefully I'm wrong, like usual. :cool:
     
  7. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    I just don't see the point of this then I guess. I wouldn't leave my computer on constantly just "in case" I need to access something on it when I was away. Granted it may be useful for networked computers throughout a house or something maybe. It sounds like an awesome idea but I put my mbp asleep when i'm away.
     

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