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I have wireless internet in my house, and my mac is one of the computer that recieves the wirless internet....I am just wondering, if there is anyway to put the computer to 'sleep' but still remain active on the network. For example, I have AIM up and my away message on, and something downloading in the background ( a large file of some sort), I would like to put the computer to 'sleep' and still stay signed on through AIM and continue downloading. Everytime my mac 'sleeps' it seems to lose the wireless internet signal. On my dad's pc, and my bro's pc, they can put there computers on 'standby', but i've checked out both computers, and they still remain active on the network (i.e still logged in through AIM, etc. etc.) even though they are on 'standby'. IS there anyway you can do this on a mac....or am i just stuck

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when i have my screensaver up, its usually because i was editing something and walked away to do something else, i would like my screen saver to come up and be password protected when you come back and wiggle the mouse you have to put in a password to go back to what you were doing. (i believe windows has something similar)... to many times things have gotten screwed up cause my ******* of a lil brother decides he knows what he is doing (but in all reality) has never used a mac much, and tends to screw things up quite often.

any help will be greatly appreciated.
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I want exactly the same functionality, it'd be great for my xdonkey addiciton
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xdonkey addiction???
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I don't think you can have the system sleep during a download; the net card is active... Password for screen-saver is in system preferences > security
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i have mac osx 10.2.8 and i see no security tab under the system prefrences, anywhere else it could be?
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In my 10.3.4 its in the top pane called personal - to the right security. Did you try from the Apple menu on the top left? Although I guess that's the same
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In 10.2.8, open System Preferences and select the Screen Effects pane. Click on the Activation tab, and then click the bubble next to Use my User Account Password.

As for sleeping while online...I'd just set the display to shut off after 10 minutes or so. True sleep cuts off the network card.
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thanks the "password" helped...

just wish i could 'sleep' the comptuer, and still stay online. oh well...

time to go back to a PC i guess, just kidding
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thanks the "password" helped...

just wish i could 'sleep' the comptuer, and still stay online. oh well...

time to go back to a PC i guess, just kidding

Set the display to turn off, and have it set so the HD turns off when possible. Once the display goes off, you are basically in sleep - the network card (so long as you shut off other programs - iTunes would keep pumping music, for example) is going to basically be the only thing active all the time.
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ill try that...thank you very much, uve all have been a big help.
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