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HippoRemote Tip #2 – Faster Access with Auto-Connect

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If you use HippoRemote to control multiple computers, then this tip is not for you.

However, if you primarily connect to one computer, then you’ll want to enable Auto-Connect. It’s easy to do. The next time you’re in HippoRemote, go to the Settings page, scroll down a little, and flip the Auto-Connect switch. This will tell HippoRemote to automatically connect to the current computer on startup.

As an added bonus, if you configured HippoRemote for Wake-On-LAN (see our FAQ for details), HippoRemote will also automatically power up your computer during the auto-connect process. This means waking up your media center from sleep or even booting from a complete shutdown (if your hardware supports it)!

(*) Note: We don’t have much control over how long it takes your computer to boot or wake from sleep, so Auto-Connect might time out before your computer is ready. If it seems like HippoRemote is timing out just a hair too soon, please send us a support email and maybe we can help you tweak a few things…

September 30th, 2009 at 10:50 am

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  1. Hi, How are you? I’m wanting to find out a little more detail on WOL. I followed the instruction on how to set it up for remote functions and it works great!!! However, WOL part is not working at all. I did entered the MAC address of my computer that is hard connected to my airport extreme model but had no luck. I have 2008 Mac Pro and not quite sure if Hipporemote should work with my Mac Pro. Any idea or detailed instructions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    Edward Kim

    30 Mar 10 at 8:03 pm

  2. auto connect will not work. the settings page doesn’t even contain the option to “auto connect” whatsoever.

    hipporemote does NOT AUTOCONNECT.

    not true

    21 Oct 14 at 9:47 pm

  3. Auto connect does not work for me too. How come?

    Bill Thomas

    22 May 15 at 1:30 am

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