MBA Wake on WIFI for Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by childoftheko4n, May 8, 2013.

  1. childoftheko4n macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    (I apologize in advanced, cross post from MBA forums, trying both places to get best answer).

    Hey All,

    Before i start, i have searched and see numerous threads but it seems all have been resolved? I also see my cousin has similar setup and is working, so i have to check what i am possibly doing wrong. Here is what i am trying to accomplish:

    Apple TV - Sharing iTunes library. MBA has iTunes library located on external drive connected to network.

    When MBA is awake with iTunes open my Apple TV reads it fine. If i close my MBA (with iTunes open) then Apple TV will not see my library.

    I have Wake for Wifi access checked in power settings, so I am unaware of why this is not working?

    Thank you!
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    You can't run a laptop in clamshell mode without something plugged into it (monitor, at least).
  3. childoftheko4n thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    You know, i didnt even think about it actually running in clamshell. I do not recall if i actually just hit apple - sleep and it didnt work, or if i actually physically shut it. As much of a "DUH!" moment that would be, i really hope it was simply me just not thinking and closing it.

    Hopefully it works tonight when home if i just manually sleep it :)

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