Resolved Screen Sharing iMac from Ethernet while sleeping?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lokutus25, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. lokutus25 macrumors newbie

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    Am I the only one to think it's stupid that I can't wake up my iMac to share his screen while it's on standby? I mean, without a Time Capsule or Apple TV?
    I have an iMac and a Mac Book Pro. I'm walking on crutches and I find very stupid this from OSX.
    I hope I'm wrong and I just need to find how this can be done.
    BTW...I'd prefere not to force the iMac to never sleep... :)
    Thx in advance for your experience!!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can use a generic Wake-on-LAN utility without having any Apple networking products.
     
  3. lokutus25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, actually I tried. I used the WakeMe app, installed from the AppStore.
    On the sleeping iMac I flagged the option for the activation via network. While in standby the iMac doesn't wake up.
    It's connected via Ethernet, not WiFi btw.

    Did you tried? Did it worked for you?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I haven't used one recently but I've used generic wake on LAN with Macs for years, and they have worked.
     
  5. lokutus25, Jun 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016

    lokutus25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok! I'm going to dig further then the WOL option! :)
    Thx
     
  6. lokutus25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I did some test. Basically...the WakeMe app doesn't work. At least from my mac book pro.
    I used a Linux notebook and his wakeonlan cli command and it worked and I'm happy.
    I tried the Fing app from my Android smartphone but out of the box is not working. Need some more test.
    Last I tried the Wakeonlan from the link above and it works.
    Hope this can be helpful to someone with the same questions.
    Thanks!!
     

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