Just ordered ATV, quick question.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Matt-Man-Plus, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

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    I just ordered an Apple TV. I plan on streaming stuff from my iTunes library on my MacBook to my TV via the ATV. Will the ATV wake up the MacBook from sleep or do I have to wake it up myself before streaming my media? If it will wake up the MacBook, does the lid have to open?
     
  2. Blipp macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't wake mine up but I've heard it will if you have an Airport Extreme or Time Capsule as your wireless router. Perhaps someone else could confirm or deny this?
     
  3. G-Mo macrumors 6502

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    I have an Airport Extreme and if my MacBook is asleep, the ATV does not wake it.
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know if the ATV2 itself is capable of it, but I think to have an APE wake your Mac, you have to enable a default-Off setting in your power settings. I don't know if the ATV can take advantage of it though.
     
  5. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    The AppleTV can wake a Mac up (it works with my MacPro). However, you need to have the correct setup (select Wake on Network Access, or soemthing like that in the Power settings).

    Furthermore, I think there are issues with waking up a closed MacBook or MacBookPro. I think they either need to be open, or be hooked up to an external monitor (or something like that).
     

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