I know I'm a novice to Mac, but..(remotely waking up a mac question)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tonycooper, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. tonycooper, Feb 8, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2014

    tonycooper macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #1
    Morning

    I admit that I am new to Apple/Mac, but rather frustrated that I have not been able to sort a solution to enable remote access, and so would really appreciate some assistance.

    I would simply like to be able to wake my Mac Book Pro (2013) away from home using my Andriod (yes, sorry, still on Andriod), and access my files.

    Found recommendations for team viewer and others, but I need one that will wake from sleep.

    Any thoughts much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    In the system preference>Energy Saver, so you have Wake for network access?
    [​IMG]

    Perhaps Teamviewer will work with that selected
     
  3. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #3
    Got that, but what app will do what I need? Thanks
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #4
    I'm not sure, I use gotomypc, and I think that works but its not free.

    I haven't really tested it in-depth but it goes to sleep after a few hours but I'm able to connect to it at work during the day.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Location:
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    #5
    Download the Teamviewer app for both Android and OS X.
     
  6. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #6
    Thanks, I like the look of Teamviewer, but it does not wake from sleep??
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #7
    No, it does not. If I expect to need remote access to a Mac, I simply prevent it from entering sleep mode.
     
  8. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #8
    Anything out there that will do the trick? Thanks
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #9
    There's nothing I've seen that will remotely wake a Mac from sleep.
     
  10. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #10
    OK, thanks. This is a shame though!

    Thanks everyone....
     
  11. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Location:
    Auckland
    #11
    The "Wake for Network Access" help states that users can access shared resources (printers, playlists are examples it quotes), when this computer is asleep, not sure if that covers screen sharing and I've never used it but it seems some intent is there.
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #12
    If you have wake on LAN turned on like maflyn mentioned, you should be able to use this web page form a browser on the Android device to wake the machine. You will need the IP address and MAC address of the Macbook.

    http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup

    Also, it looks like there are some wake on LAN apps available for Android, but I have no experience with any of them.

    Once you have done this to wake the Macbook, you should be able to use the other remote apps mentioned.
     
  13. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #13
    Thanks - this does look promising, but it I need to allow the firewall to pass UDP type 9, but no idea how. I am running an Airport Time Capsule as my router, and Mavericks on an Oct 13 MBP.
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #14
    You will need to port forward UDP port 9.

    Go to this screen and click the plus at the very bottom left under Port Settings.

    [​IMG]

    Now set it up like this only using your Macbook's IP address (should already be populated).

    [​IMG]

    Then save and update settings to the TC.

    You can open the port in the OS X firewall by following the ipfw commands here.
     
  15. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #15
    Thanks for your help, but I've been unable to get this up and running.....

    The WOL setting - this was not in the drop down, so I typed it in.... As for the firewall, in Terminal I typed sudo ipfw add 7000 allow tcp from any to any dat-port 9 - Is this correct?

    Thanks again
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #16
    The WOL entry is not a drop down, you need to type it in manually. It is just a label, so you can type whatever you want in there.

    The firewall entry would be like this. You need to enter it as a UDP port and not TCP and looks like you had a typo there in dst-port.

    Code:
    sudo ipfw add 7000 allow udp from any to any dst-port 9
     
  17. tonycooper thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2014
    #17
    Thanks again - but I still can't seem to get this to wake up, despite doing the above and using the web page suggested! Teamviewer works really well when it is awake, just cannot seem to wake it remotely!

    Any ideas where I could be going wrong?

    When I use Terminal is seems to like the line suggested, as it asks for my password........

    Cheers
     
  18. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #18
    Are you sure you have the correct IP and MAC address to use at that site?

    http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

    Try gong to this site on the MBP and enter port 9 and see if that shows it open.
     

Share This Page