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10.6: Use wake-on-demand to help conserve energy
Authored by: robogobo on Dec 28, '09 11:02:43AM

I liked the old wake on lan much much more, since I have no need for bonjour access and no desire to have my machine wake up every 90 minutes. Unfortunately Apple decided to disable magic packet access, even when the required WOD equipment/firmware is absent. Thanks for nothing.



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10.6: Use wake-on-demand to help conserve energy
Authored by: clh on Dec 29, '09 07:08:35AM
I thought that Wake On LAN required hardware support at the Ethernet level, so I don't understand the phrase "even when the required WOD equipment/firmware is absent." But is it true that recent Macs (like the new Mini I just bought) can't be waked with a magic packet? That would be a drag.

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10.6: Use wake-on-demand to help conserve energy
Authored by: clh on Dec 30, '09 05:13:02PM
Okay, in case anyone's interested: Wake On LAN (in which a "magic packet" containing the Ethernet MAC address is sent on the local area network's broadcast address) does still work - at least, on my late-2009 Mac Mini. This is enabled or disabled by the wake-on-demand option in SysPrefs>EnergySaver.

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