Dropping Internet connection

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by virtual, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. virtual macrumors member

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    I was updating the OS to 10.4.8 today, and whilst downloading the update I put the lid down to conserve battery life. Opened it up 10 mins later and it said it couldnt download the update as there was no internet connection.

    I tried just putting it to sleep and waking it, but the connection is still dropped.

    Since I run programs which need to be on a constant connection, i.e. IRC, loosing the connection isn't really an option. I asume the problem is with the sleep, so is there anyway to keep the connection alive whilst it sleeps?

    I looked under the energy saver options and I can set the MacBook to never sleep, and just put the screen to sleep after x minutes. Does anyone know if this would be okay?

    BTW: MacBook 13", and it is connected via AC all the time.

    Thanks,
    virtual
     
  2. kgarchar macrumors 6502

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    yes, plug in an external monitor, keyboard and mouse. or you can just turn the blacklight on the screen off
     
  3. virtual thread starter macrumors member

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    So NEVER letting the MacBook sleep, and putting the screen to sleep after x minutes would work for me perfectly?

    Thanks.
     

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