Network drives disconnect on sleep

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cleaner416, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. cleaner416 macrumors newbie

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    Greetings -

    I have a Linux box sharing network drives using SMB. It is a very basic configuration with full permissions for anyone in the LAN.

    With a couple of different Macs running Panther, I have no problem connecting to these shared drives using the finder or a script. However, when the Macs sleep, the shared drives are not there anymore when the Macs wake up. It is a bit cumbersome to reconnect, and it causes many errors if an application is left open that is using a file on the network drives.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    From what I understand the network drive disconect when the PM goes to sleep because the ethernet port is not active when the machine sleeps so the connection is lost. Example: When I put my PM to sleep the "PC Activity" light on my cable modem goes out because the port is not active.

    Now I think there is an option somewhere that will have the machine reconnect to network drives after waking up, but I'm not at my Mac to check. Also I could be thinking of an option to reconnect at startup.
     
  3. cleaner416 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that makes sense - no power, no connectivity, no connection. I'll probably just write a script to reconnect on wake-up - I can't seem to find a reconnect option in the prefs anywhere.

    Thanks!
     
  4. dr bognus macrumors newbie

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    the same happens with my school network... when the computer is put to sleep the airport or whatever connects it to the internet is shut down, i think it is because the computer does not keep the connection while it is asleep as it is not carrying out any processes... i think

    Therefore i think this is a problem you will probably have to live with although it is very easy to load network discs and a mac should be able to store the password if there is one..

    Dr B
     

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