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Bonjour sleep proxy not working; Mountain Lion (10.8.1, 10.8.2) not waking up for remote management, itunes library

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Sep 25, 2012 2:05 PM

Since updating to 10.8.1 (I'm currently on 10.8.2), my Mac Mini no longer wakes for network access.


That is, when I attempt to connect remotely to the computer (i.e., mac mini is at home, I am at work), the computer never wakes up.


I have an Airport Extreme 2011, I believe; I updated it to the latest firmware a week or two ago.  (Now that I think about it, maybe it was after this firmware update that the Bonjour sleep prox stopped working?)






My system:

Mac Mini (2011) with 8gb RAM

   [added 2nd hard drive -- SSD]

Mountain Lion 10.8.2


Connected via ethernet cable to an Airport Exreme (2011)

Mac mini (Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Airport Extreme 2011
  • James Littler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Since upgrading to 10.8.2 I have had this issue.

    I have 'Wake for Network Access' enabled but I am unable to wake my Mac Pro from my AppleTV2 using Home Sharing.


    If I reset the PRAM, WOL works the first time the Mac goes to sleep but after that it wont work.


    The Mac Pro still periodically wakes up (as in the fans and HDDs spin up, no GUI) to keep the network address alive but nothing can actually wake it, (except once on the first sleep after PRAM reset).


    This was not an issue prior to 10.8.2.


    I have also noticed since upgrading to 10.8.2 that after waking the Mac, it takes approximately 10-15 seconds for the network to re-connect. This is via a wired ethernet connection.


    This also was not an issue prior to 10.8.2.


    I really hope this is fixed with 10.8.3.

  • fakeExpert Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    10.8.3 does NOT appear to fix this problem. I was hoping that upgrading my iMac to 10.8.3 would fix it. Well, as soon as it came out this week, I did the "upgrade".  Result: no change whatsoever. Once the iMac sleeps, it cannot be woken via sleep proxy. My only option is to set it to "never" sleep. A lot of good all this elaborate energy saving infrastructure has done me! When is Apple going to get its act together? The most annoying part is that it used to work fine in Lion.

  • allan237 Calculating status...

    I had a similar problem trying to connect using parallels mobile and appleTV v3 over my home network.  I read a post to change the service order, so I set Ethernet to the top priority and it fixed the problem last week.  A few days later, I installed a OSX/itunes update and it stopped working again.  Very frustrating.  This issue is all over the forums.  Not having reliable waking renders AppleTV useless.  This used to work perfectly and the only thing that changes in my network is apple updates.  Please fix Apple and verify before releasing new updates.

  • fakeExpert Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I've finally resolved this issue by doing a fresh install of Mountain Lion, overwritting the upgraded Lion system I was having trouble with. After clean install, I restored all users from Timemachine backups, but DID NOT restore System Settings (not sure if this matters, but I think it makes sense to avoid in this case.) It has been running for a few days now, and the machine's services remain available even when it sleeps. Wake on Demand seems to be working as expected now, including access from AppleTV.


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