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#1 Bartolo

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 08:06 AM

Concerning the Energy Saver System Preference called Wake for Network Access:

If my iMac is in sleep mode and I do not have Wake for Network Access checked, does this prevent unwanted access to my computer from outside?

I should mention that I am on Snow Leopard and have a router and the firewall is enabled. I'm a recent convert from Windows and am still paranoid.


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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:40 PM

Mac OS X v10.6: About Wake on Demand

Wake on Demand lets Snow Leopard sleep with one eye open

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:12 PM

Thanks, Buddy. It looks like when not checked, the Wake on Demand option prevents remote access whether by wireless or Ethernet.




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