mac mini sleeping

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hoverX, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. hoverX macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    Hi There,

    I recently purchased a mac mini which i use as a HTPC. A lot of the time i use VNC to connect to this machine when i'm not using it as a HTPC. The problem is that it always goes into some sort of sleep mode when i haven't used it for some time. I'm not to familiar with the ways in which a mac can sleep/hybernate but what i'm looking for is a way to let it sleep but still allow me to connect to it through VNC. Alternatively i'd like to be able to remotely wake it up somehow. is this possible?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. hoverX thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    I found a setting System Preferences > Energy Saver > Computer Sleep > "Never"

    i'll give this a shot. but i'd really like a way to remotely wake it up so it doesn't run 24/7.
  4. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Waking from sleep over a network is a special feature that is only available in the server world.

    In energy settings, let the display sleep, and let the hard drive(s) spin down when not in use. There is very little benefit to sleeping in this case anyway - the power usage difference will be negligible.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Not true, it can be done with Macs too.
    System Preferences/Energy Saver/Wake for Network access
  6. hoverX thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    ok i have that checked but how to i wake it up remotely?

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