Using Back to My Mac with Mini 10v <> Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MrSingh, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. MrSingh macrumors regular

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    Jan 2, 2010
    #1
    hi,

    currently trying to see if i can wake my sleeping Mac Pro via Back To My Mac on my dell mini 10v hackintosh. problem is that perhaps the Mac Pro early 2008 is not able to accomplish it - when it's asleep it doesn't show-up in the finder. when it's awake it does show-up and i can file/screen-share etc.

    i would love to be able to access my Mac Pro from anywhere via an internet connection....can someone please help?

    ps - i have MobileMe activated on both machines

    System profile mentions this re: Airport Extreme:

    >>>
    Software Versions:
    Menu Extra: 6.2 (620.24)
    configd plug-in: 6.2 (620.15.1)
    System Profiler: 6.0 (600.9)
    Network Preference: 6.2 (620.24)
    AirPort Utility: 5.4.2 (542.23)
    IO80211 Family: 3.1 (310.6)
    Interfaces:
    en2:
    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x87)
    Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.26)
    Locale: APAC
    Country Code: GB
    Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140
    Status: Connected
    Current Network Information:
    Khalsa:
    PHY Mode: 802.11g
    BSSID: 0:f:b5:d1:9d:26
    Channel: 9
    Network Type: Infrastructure
    Security: WPA Personal
    Signal / Noise: -26 dBm / -84 dBm
    Transmit Rate: 54
    >>>

    problem is that according to this:

    http://images.macworld.com/images/news/graphics/142468-wakeonwireless2_original.jpg

    ...wake on wireless should be mentioned in there somewhere but it's not...
     
  2. MrSingh thread starter macrumors regular

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    #2
    i looked here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1209

    ...and thought about updating the Mac Pro's Airport Extreme firmware but when i open Airport Utility it asks me to re-scan because it can't find any wireless devices.

    ps - using the mac app Teleport allows me to wake-up the sleeping mac and put it to sleep. can share files/screen-share etc. but i guess this is just a local solution...

    DISCLAIMER: i should add that i switched to Mac early this year and i never really got into networking when i used Win so i'm a bit of a newbie.
     

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