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wake works, followed by insomnia
Authored by: m_steiger on Jan 08, '10 08:51:39AM

Half of the hint works great for me:
I can wake up my late 2008 MacBook Pro (first unibody model) by using the Remote app for iTunes or the EyeTV Live 3G web app on my iPod touch.
The second half though (the part that saves the energy) does not work: My MBP won't fall asleep on its own any more although the system profiler tells me that Wake on WiFi is supported.

I can put my computer to sleep manually by pressing the power button and 's' or by mousing to the Apple menu or by a short AppleScript.

Does anybody have an idea what I should try? (Resetting the SMC did not help.)

As a work around I would be satisfied with a way to trigger my AppleScript either by a system event or manually over the Internet with my iPod touch.

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wake works, followed by insomnia
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on Jan 09, '10 07:56:06AM

One way to do such things manually would be to use SSH (a.k.a. remote login) to get access to the command line on your Mac. There are a few paid apps in the App Store that will let you SSH to Mac, or you can install WebShell on your Mac for free, which will give you a secure shell connection through Safari on your iPod Touch. Of course, the free option requires more work on your part, and the interface is a bit quirky, but it does the job for me.

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wake works, followed by insomnia
Authored by: m_steiger on Jan 10, '10 05:04:07AM

Thanks very much for your hint.
In the meantime I found out, that my problem of insomnia is caused by the EyeConnect and the EyeConnec*censored*chDog processes that are set up by EyeTV. Those two processes provide the functionality of accessing EyeTV remotely via the Web. If I kill them my MBP sleeps like a baby.
But of course: the reason for which I activated Wake-on-Demand in the first place (connecting to EyeTV remotely) is gone as well ;-(

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