How to remotely wake and control my Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nutzer, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Nutzer macrumors newbie

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    Jul 13, 2012
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    All,

    I would like to know how to remotely wake up my Macbook Pro from sleep and be able to control it from a PC at work. What is the best practice etc...in the past, I've used logmein on pc to pc but not sure what is used for Macs.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    While it won't wake from sleep, I use TeamViewer, which is free for personal use and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently.

    I use Caffeine, which will temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off.

    To keep your MBP awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)

    NoSleep also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.
     

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