Wol (Wake-on-LAN)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Tech198, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Hi all..

    I have Apple TV & Mac mini connected to to router via cable... and i have iTunes set up for sharing my library..

    Problem, is sometimes when Mac mini is sleeping, when i browse to "Computers" on Apple TV, sometimes it doesn't wake up mini.

    Sometimes it doesn't, but sometimes it doesn't

    Wake-on-Lan is checked, but what else could cause this NOT to happen.

    When needed, i must first remote in, or log onto the mimi physically to wake it up, and only THEN can i access iTunes library.

    I've done SMC reset and no help.
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    I have a similar setup. I just make my mini run 24/7. You set the HDD to sleep when not in use then it is using very minimal resources. My 2.6GHz uses about 8 watts at idle.

    I have 6 Macs on my network. WOL has never worked properly consistently. It is hit and miss.
  3. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    Have a look at the script referenced in this forum thread. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1707367.
    I haven't tried it but it is supposed to work.

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