Is WOL impossible on macs?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by zombiecakes, May 16, 2014.

  1. zombiecakes macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    I cant find any solution to getting WOL to actually wake the computer like normal instead of doing "darkwake" or whatever its called where it wakes and then goes back to sleep after 10 seconds.

    I want to wake the computer and then use remote desktop to access it, but I cant do that because it just goes back to sleep immediately. Ive used no-sleep apps but they only work like 20% of the time, its a total crapshoot to get it to stay awake. It works perfect on Windows because it doesnt do that dark wake nonsense.
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    don't know what your problem is, but I do use WOL on Macs and it works perfectly.
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Found instructions here to turn off darkwake, see the bottom of the page - (note - I haven't tried these myself!)

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