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Authored by: nyanko on Jun 22, '05 03:09:41PM

This is a great thread, but I was wondering if anyone knows how to make WOL work when you have OS X set to "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver" in the Security control panel. When the password setting is on, waking the machine just shows a login screen, and it quickly falls back asleep when I have no way of entering the password from my remote connection.

I feel like I shouldn't have to give up security just so I can wake the machine...



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Authored by: ADent on Jul 16, '05 03:43:57AM

Any solution to the fall back asleep after 30 seconds when a password is set - besides no password or no sleep?



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Authored by: ringo999 on Aug 28, '05 03:31:06PM

isnt your MAC address protection enough?



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Authored by: Citizen Nate on May 08, '07 04:10:27AM
I'm currently running a few services from my computer for others to use, so I turned off automatic sleep altogether. I needed a similar level of client security, so I decided the best way to lock my computer was to go to the login window. I downloaded WinSwitch (http://wincent.com/a/products/winswitch/) to create a shortcut to login window and Ciao (http://lorenb.com/software/ciao/) to automatically go to login window after a period of inactivity. You can use this setup while leaving your computer awake or asleep with the same client security.

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