automatically disable airport to save power

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Oats, May 17, 2006.

  1. Oats macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New York
    Does anyone know of any application that will automatically disable airport wireless card (ie. put it to sleep) when not actively using the network connection?

    I am thinking of how you can turn your screen off after 5 minutes of non-use... I can think of some situations where you might want to leave airport off most of the time, and have it turn on automatically if you need to connect to some network resource... is that possible?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I don't know of an automatic way, but I use a simple Location to ensure that my AirPort is off on my PB when I'm running on battery in a area with no wifi signals. Takes about 5 seconds to switch..
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Why don't you just enable "Show Airport Status in menu bar" and simply use that menu to turn it on and off as you so desire?

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