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waking imac

Message #1 - Posted 2003/08/04 - Roger Merriman

i'm trying to find a way of waking the imac remotly. its connected to a airport base via ethernet and has a large firewire drive attached. Now i use go to server to mount the firewire drive on the powerbook so i have tried "wake550" and "wakeup" but neither can wake it, it still sleeps soundly.
at the moment i set the imac's power mangment to shut screen and harddrive when it can but for the system not to sleep. but i'd like it to sleep totally if only for power mangment. and electcity bills.

Roger

Message #2 - Posted 2003/08/04 - Woody

"Roger Merriman" <rogermerriman@mac.com> wrote in message news:1fz6cyn.762rulth3hsiN%rogermerriman@mac.com...

i'm trying to find a way of waking the imac remotly. its connected to a airport base via ethernet and has a large firewire drive attached. Now i use go to server to mount the firewire drive on the powerbook so i have tried "wake550" and "wakeup" but neither can wake it, it still sleeps soundly.
at the moment i set the imac's power mangment to shut screen and harddrive when it can but for the system not to sleep. but i'd like it to sleep totally if only for power mangment. and electcity bills.

Did you tick the box marked 'wake up for administrative purposes'?

Woody

Message #3 - Posted 2003/08/04 - Roger Merriman

Woody wrote:

"Roger Merriman" <rogermerriman@mac.com> wrote in message news:1fz6cyn.762rulth3hsiN%rogermerriman@mac.com...

i'm trying to find a way of waking the imac remotly. its connected to a airport base via ethernet and has a large firewire drive attached. Now i use go to server to mount the firewire drive on the powerbook so i have tried "wake550" and "wakeup" but neither can wake it, it still sleeps soundly.
at the moment i set the imac's power mangment to shut screen and harddrive when it can but for the system not to sleep. but i'd like it to sleep totally if only for power mangment. and electcity bills.

Did you tick the box marked 'wake up for administrative purposes'?

Woody

yeah ticked but still sleeps soundly lol, looks rather peaceful sleeping but be nice to wake the the imac when i need it. rather than telling it not to sleep but switch moniter and harddrives off.
Roger

Message #4 - Posted 2003/08/04 - Chris Ridd

On 4/8/03 5:33 pm, in article 1fz6ghh.1j98zmatrsum9N%rogermerriman@mac.com, Roger Merriman wrote:

Woody wrote:

"Roger Merriman" <rogermerriman@mac.com> wrote in message news:1fz6cyn.762rulth3hsiN%rogermerriman@mac.com...

i'm trying to find a way of waking the imac remotly. its connected to a airport base via ethernet and has a large firewire drive attached. Now i use go to server to mount the firewire drive on the powerbook so i have tried "wake550" and "wakeup" but neither can wake it, it still sleeps soundly.
at the moment i set the imac's power mangment to shut screen and harddrive when it can but for the system not to sleep. but i'd like it to sleep totally if only for power mangment. and electcity bills.

Did you tick the box marked 'wake up for administrative purposes'?

Woody

yeah ticked but still sleeps soundly lol, looks rather peaceful sleeping but be nice to wake the the imac when i need it. rather than telling it not to sleep but switch moniter and harddrives off.
Roger

Have you tried sending it the magic wakeup network packet?

Cheers,

Chris

Message #5 - Posted 2003/08/04 - Roger Merriman

Chris Ridd wrote:

On 4/8/03 5:33 pm, in article 1fz6ghh.1j98zmatrsum9N%rogermerriman@mac.com, Roger Merriman wrote:

Woody wrote:

"Roger Merriman" <rogermerriman@mac.com> wrote in message news:1fz6cyn.762rulth3hsiN%rogermerriman@mac.com...

i'm trying to find a way of waking the imac remotly. its connected to a airport base via ethernet and has a large firewire drive attached. Now i use go to server to mount the firewire drive on the powerbook so i have tried "wake550" and "wakeup" but neither can wake it, it still sleeps soundly.
at the moment i set the imac's power mangment to shut screen and harddrive when it can but for the system not to sleep. but i'd like it to sleep totally if only for power mangment. and electcity bills.

Did you tick the box marked 'wake up for administrative purposes'?

Woody

yeah ticked but still sleeps soundly lol, looks rather peaceful sleeping but be nice to wake the the imac when i need it. rather than telling it not to sleep but switch moniter and harddrives off.
Roger

Have you tried sending it the magic wakeup network packet?

Cheers,

Chris

i think that wake550 is suposed to do that? how would i do that anyhow?

cheers roger

Message #6 - Posted 2003/08/05 - Chris Ridd

On 4/8/03 7:36 pm, in article BB546631.94E3C%chrisridd@mac.com, Chris Ridd wrote:

Reading back... Er, possibly.

There's a trivial perl script here:

<http://www.securiteam.com/securitynews/_Magic_packet__generating_script_has _been_released__WakeUp_on_Lan_.html>

which may do it. I haven't tried it myself...

I just ran it across my bit of Ethernet and it woke up my TiBook. I tried it across my wireless LAN (I use a Vigor base-station/router) and it didn't wake up my TiBook. I suspect that the Airport card does not support the magic packet.

Cheers,

Chris

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