Macbook Air connecting to Wifi while lid is closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by secretpact, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Is the Macbook air supposed to be turning on periodically when the lid is shut, and it's (presumably) in sleep mode? Here's what happened to me:
    Saturday I tried printing something at my house, realizing that I had the wireless printer at my parent's house selected as the printer. So I Command+Q the print queue and print the documents using the printer at my house. Today (two days later), I have my Macbook air in my bag, closed, and the printer goes off and prints those two documents I was trying to print on saturday. I check my bag and my Macbook air is still in there closed. I open the lid, it wakes up, and there is no print queue or anything on the dock. This is very strange...
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    Aug 27, 2012
    #2
    If it's on AC, yes. Google for "powernap."
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    May 24, 2007
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    It wasn't on AC, it was in my bag. Although since it has the ability to powernap, it's possible that the software simply glitched. Thanks for the info!
     

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