Wake iBook over internet?

  1. Cap'n wrote:

    I'd like to wake my iBook from sleep over the internet (so I can use Log Me In). It's usually password protected for wake-from-sleep. Googling hasn't supplied any answers - I guess I'm out of luck?

    I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here - are you having trouble waking it up, or trouble with it going back to sleep because of the password?

    To actually wake the machine, you can use a Wake on LAN packet (aka magic packet) but you need a wired network and your router must support it. Google for details; basically if your router can forward ports you *should* be set.

    Alternatively, I used to use a hack suggested here; hook your built-in modem up to the phoneline and set your Mac to wake on modem access. Give your home number a couple of rings and boom, your Mac's awake.

    If the problem is that the Mac goes back to sleep before you get chance to log in, I can't help you on that one. You just have to be quick (or turn the password off). If you find a way of delaying the back-to-sleep function, let me know because I'd be very interested.

    Have you considered security when remote-controlling your Mac, by the way?

    -zoara-

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  2. I'd like to wake my iBook from sleep over the internet (so I can use Log Me In). It's usually password protected for wake-from-sleep. Googling hasn't supplied any answers - I guess I'm out of luck?

    Mark

  3. Cap'n wrote:

    I'd like to wake my iBook from sleep over the internet (so I can use Log Me In). It's usually password protected for wake-from-sleep. Googling hasn't supplied any answers - I guess I'm out of luck?

    Funny - I was just looking this up yesterday. I think the only possibility is if your router (assuming you have one) can broadcast a wake-on-lan packet to your LAN. (Your iBook's asleep, therefore doesn't have an IP address, therefore can't be addressed directly.) There's a bit about it here:

    <http://winhlp.com/WxWOL.htm>

    TimH
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  4. Well, I want to be able to access my Mac from work via LMI. It's set up with password-enabled sleep. I though if there was a way to wake up over the internet & to get it to ask for my password, I could enter that remotley?

    This is all an unknown area for me. From the info LMI is supposed to be quite secure.

    Mark

  5. Previously, zoara wrote:

    If you find a way of delaying the back-to-sleep function, let me know because I'd be very interested.

    I wrote a little app that does just that; it'll delay sleep for ten minutes after a wake from sleep. It can also prevent sleep altogether. I wrote it because I had problems with missed recordings with EyeTV: when EyeTV was waking my mini for a scheduled recording, the mini would go back to sleep before the recording could start.

    I can put it on my web space if you're interested. I can also put up the source code in case you're wary of receiving code from random strangers on the net.

    i.

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