Have Plex sitting on a Mac Mini on the desk in another room. Headless. No monitor, keyboard, or mouse. I can connect to it from my MacBook via screen sharing with no issues as long as the Mini is still awake. And I do have Wake-on-LAN enabled the Mini (2012 model, 3rd Gen Core i7, running Catalina).
But once the Mini has gone to sleep, no luck. Plex can’t see the server, and I can’t connect to the box with screen sharing. I had assumed that WOL enabled by itself would make this work, but I guess not? I read that it doesn’t work for WiFi, so I connected the Mini to the router (Netgear Nighthawk R7000) via Ethernet, but still no luck.
I feel like I’m missing something obvious here (other than never letting the machine sleep ), any ideas? Thanks in advance!