12-15-2009, 08:10 PM #1I dont want my Airport to turn off
Every time i open the lid to wake my Macbook Pro (specs in signature) the Airport has to reconnect to my wifi which takes 10-20 seconds and is very annoying (i know it doesn't sound very annoying but it is!), i would like to know if there was anyway i could stop my airport from ever going to sleep/shutdown is there any applications that would help me?
Thanks in advance. =]Hacking - Doing what the developers couldn't.
12-15-2009, 08:22 PM #2
My Macbook Pro stays connected to my Airport Extreme while the Mac is sleeping. Internet is instantly available when I wake my Mac up. Your situation doesn't sound right to me. I don't know of any Mac control that would put Airport to sleep. Is it possible that your router is going into a standby mode?
12-16-2009, 02:09 AM #3
I have an Airport Extreme as well, When i open my lid the Airport icon in the menu bar is gray then will show that it is connecting to the router, i cant find any thing in system preferences that makes/prevents this happening.Hacking - Doing what the developers couldn't.
12-16-2009, 04:42 PM #4
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I had this happen to me. What I did was to move the network session commonly used for the Airport to the top of the network list. No more problems. TRy looking up "Wake on Demand" I guess you are running Snow Leopard. You might also want check out MAC OS X Snow Leopard - the missing manual. Anyways I resolved my prob.
12-16-2009, 05:58 PM #5
Ahh yes i will look and that and yes i am running snow leopard, where about it 'wake on demand'Hacking - Doing what the developers couldn't.
12-22-2009, 09:36 PM #6
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Make sure you have selected the 'wake for network access' as follows:
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12-22-2009, 09:42 PM #7
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My guess is that Laptops that do a lot of roaming end up with heaps of data/settings for various networks and has to sift thru and sort it all. Have a location setup for home as it does make wireless life quicker- see this reply; http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/air...n-problem.html
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