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    Is it possible to access files on my Mac mini from my iPad (or vice versa)? I presume it would have to be done by file sharing, or is there any other way.
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    Teamviewer is a free remote control app that allows you to transfer files from your computer to your iPad ..

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    I don't really want to transfer them, as I only want one copy. Otherwise they might not sync, or it's likely that I'll forget that I haven't synced them. So accessing my mac mini from the iPad would definitely be the best option, if it's possible.
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    A 'remote desktop' app will allow you to see your computer on the iPad - I'm using Splashtop (Information HERE) w/ my Vista laptop & the iPad2 - other apps are available for this purpose, so try looking in the Apple App store - good luck! :)
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    It will copy them.

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    Yes I know, and thanks, but I don't want to copy them either. I want to control them all from one place IYKWIM. I've installed team player, and it's great - does just what I want. Just having problems because I can't find the setting to wake up the mac mini, when I try to connect. Have posted a new thread.
    And thanks for all your efforts everyone! :)
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    Search the AppStore for mwol. It's the remote wake up program

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    Thanks. Can't find mwol. Has it got a full name?
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    Thanks! Found it!
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    I've installed this, found my MacID number and my IP number, connected to the router by Ethernet, but it still doesn't wake up the mac mini. Any ideas anyone?

    Update.
    I've managed it! The directions suggested that a hyphen should be put between the Mac address numbers, but it didn't work like that. However, it works with a : between the numbers. It even wakes it up on wi-fi, although it doesn't wake the monitor. I think that may be because it's on the same network though. I need to test it when I go out.

    Will update when I've done that, in case it might help someone else.
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    Let me know if you get it working. I was able to get it to work when I was at home, but couldn't get it to work remotely.

    Greygoose
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    It's certainly working well at home. I'll test it remotely tomorrow - have to go to Tesco, and it's free WiFi there :)
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    Mac only? Or does mwol work with Windows, also?
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    If the computer is configured properly, it'll work for any OS :) can't speak for EFI based systems, but for BIOS based ones it usually has to be configured both in the BIOS setup for and the OS for on board NICs. The reason being that the OS can set a flag that prevents WoL from waking the computer if it went to sleep due to something like a low battery.
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    Don't know about Mac, but definitely on windows if the option is available in the bios.

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    I'm in Tesco now, and this worked brilliantly - even on wifi. My mac mini is not connected by Ethernet to the router, and I wasn't expecting this to work, but absolutely no problem. Woke it up with mwol, and connected with pocketcloud, which was amazingly simple to set up. Fantastic! I just need to check now whether it will connect after the mac mini has been asleep for aw. while, as I gather sometimes it doesn't like a long sleep. I'll also test after a reboot of the router, but want to make quite certain everything is working well as things are ATM. Will update. I Love this facility though - really handy!
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    Update! My previous reply was erroneous I think! I discovered that, by coincidence, someone had woken the mac up at home, just before I tried it In Tesco! However, I now have it sussed. Firstly I hadn't realised that a wifi setup doesn't have the same MAC address and IP address as an Ethernet setup. So I deleted the wi fi set up altogether to begin with, and set up an Ethernet connection. I found the MAC address, and Ip address of that -System preferences /network/Ethernet (that's what I called my Ethernet setup) advanced and the MAC address is in the hardware tab.
    Having got those sorted, it works fine now every time. I've even put the wi-fi back on again. I've downloaded PocketCloud and logmein apps to my iPad. I like them both actually - can't decide which I prefer, but they are both great and easy to use.
    I just thought this might help anyone else as Mac illiterate as I am, as it took a lot of trying to get mwol to work! But I finally got there!

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