trying to wake my livingroom mac mini over wifi for over 2 years - without success.
- airport express
- imac over wifi
- imac ethernet-cable (waking on demand always worked)
- mac mini over wifi (should work as media center and wake on demand over wifi)
- iteufel airplay speaker (goes to sleep and wakes on demand)
- iphone, ipad
...all software/firmware uptodate.
after osx 10.9 update i gave the 5Ghz-wifi a septerate name and forced the mac-mini (and all other wifi n-standard devices) to connect to 5Ghz-wifi.
since that (4 days) my mac mini is always visible, goes to sleep and wakes on demand. :-)
Hi all, I may have some info that helps. It's only a theory but it's simple to try and won't hurt.
I have been a member of this post from very early on and I hadn't found any solution. In the end I just hard wired my mac in with Ethernet and this has been working fine for about a year, until about 2 weeks ago. All of a sudden it stopped working and I had no clue why it did until I looked at my logs in console.
I had run an update to my Epson printer drivers, it was the only update I had done for ages and the only update that I had done since the WOL stopped working. So just in case it was something with this, I used Epson's driver uninstaller and waited to see. I'm happy to say that this has fixed the issue. And my mac now wakes again as it should.
Now my theory is that somewhere along the way, the Epson drivers, which also make the printer usable with Bonjour, have screwed up the handshake between my mac and whichever Bonjour server is running. So removing them has fixed this.
This might not be practical for some people as it would render their printer useless but if people where to try this and report back on here whether it worked for them, then perhaps it would be something that could be taken up with Epson.
And if it doesn't work, no harm done.
Just a thought, good luck everyone.