Wake on Wireless -> Both Macs from after 2008?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by blurg33, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. blurg33 macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    I read about the brand new Wake on Wireless feature

    See also:

    I've got an 07-2007 Macbook Pro and a 11-2009 Mac Mini.

    I want to wake up the Mac Mini, which has the Wake on Wireless ability.
    I'd like to wake it up with my 2007 Macbook Pro.

    My question is about this part:
    "The second feature requires that you pair your recent-vintage Airport with a recent Mac model (all 2009 versions, and possibly some 2008 models as well): you can wake the machine over Wi-Fi, rather than just over Ethernet."

    Why do I need new hardware for the machine which triggers the Mac Mini?
    I can understand to need some software update, but not new hardware to just pair with a machine which I need to wake up (Mac Mini).

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. blurg33 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    The thing is, how can I wake up the Mac Mini, without having a 'new' Mac (2008/2009)

    I am using an Apple Airport Extreme Access Point.

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