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wake remote mac from sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/04/04 - Gavin Ramsay

Hi there

I can access a remote iMac behind NAT when it's awake, but I forgot that it was set to sleep after x mins... Is there a cunning way to wake it up? A quick google showed me a few posts saying no, but I'd better check.

Gavin

Message #2 - Posted 2005/04/04 - Chris Ridd

On 4/4/05 1:12 pm, in article 1guhwbm.vtqtfj11eloe8N%gav@herringbone.org, Gavin Ramsay wrote:

Hi there

I can access a remote iMac behind NAT when it's awake, but I forgot that it was set to sleep after x mins... Is there a cunning way to wake it up? A quick google showed me a few posts saying no, but I'd better check.

There's a magic wake on LAN ethernet packet that will wake the machine up. It works, but as you need to send it from the same subnet as the Mac your answer's "no" :-(

You also need to have wake on LAN enabled of course.

Cheers,

Chris

Message #3 - Posted 2005/04/04 - Gavin Ramsay

Chris Ridd wrote:

On 4/4/05 1:12 pm, in article 1guhwbm.vtqtfj11eloe8N%gav@herringbone.org, Gavin Ramsay wrote:

Hi there

I can access a remote iMac behind NAT when it's awake, but I forgot that it was set to sleep after x mins... Is there a cunning way to wake it up?

There's a magic wake on LAN ethernet packet that will wake the machine up. It works, but as you need to send it from the same subnet as the Mac your answer's "no" :-(

Don't ya love learning ;) Thanks for the confirmation. I had it all working and wake-uppable while on the same LAN and then only tested it via WAN while the iMac was awake... d'oh. You only do that once, I suppose...

Thanks for the reply, Chris

Gavin

Message #4 - Posted 2005/04/04 -

In Gavin Ramsay wrote:

Chris Ridd wrote:

On 4/4/05 1:12 pm, in article 1guhwbm.vtqtfj11eloe8N%gav@herringbone. org, "Gavin Ramsay" <gav@herringbone.org> wrote:

Hi there

I can access a remote iMac behind NAT when it's awake, but I forgot that it was set to sleep after x mins... Is there a cunning way to wake it up?

There's a magic wake on LAN ethernet packet that will wake the machine up. It works, but as you need to send it from the same subnet as the Mac your answer's "no" :-(

Don't ya love learning ;) Thanks for the confirmation. I had it all working and wake-uppable while on the same LAN and then only tested it via WAN while the iMac was awake... d'oh. You only do that once, I suppose...

Thanks for the reply, Chris

Gavin

Try http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup with port 9 forwarded through to the imac. I can't say whether this works but based on what it says on the tin...

Cheers
Paul

Message #5 - Posted 2005/04/04 - Gavin Ramsay

<Paul> wrote:

In Gavin Ramsay wrote:

I can access a remote iMac behind NAT when it's awake, but I forgot that it was set to sleep after x mins... Is there a cunning way to wake it up?

Try http://www.dslreports.com/wakeup with port 9 forwarded through to the imac.

Thanks, Paul

I just did the manual adjustment trick of driving across town to change the Energy Saver preferences instead.

Tonight I shall mostly be wearing analogue...

Gavin

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