Keeping WIFI Connected When Closed MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msw123307, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    My girlfriend's 2011 MBP keeps wifi connections even when you shut the lid. When the computer is re-opened, the computer is ready to go. Wifi is connected, no delays.

    However, on my 2010 MBA, and my 2012 MBP, when I open the comp and raise the lid, I have to wait for the computer to re-connect to wifi, and there's usually a delay while the clock catches up and the comp "wakes up." Any suggestions? I figure it's gotta be something in power settings but I know my MBA is set to not "Put hard disks to sleep when possible."
  2. macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    It's a feature of the 2011-and-newer MacBook Pros. The older ones don't have that capability when asleep. (*AWAKE* with the lid closed, sure, but not asleep.)
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    So how do I enable that on my MBP (2012)? When I open it oftentimes I still have to wait for the connection to establish itself again.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    My 2011 MBP does the same thing.

    How long does yours take to re-connect to wifi?
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    5-10 seconds maybe, the wifi icon is grey when opened, my girlfriend's computer doesn't seem to ever lose the connection.

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