airport and closing the laptop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joehahn, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. joehahn macrumors regular

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    #1
    hey guys,
    i'm totally new to this beautiful macbook pro i have sitting on my lap and i have a quick question for you guys.

    so, i have gotten everything all set up and up and running but one thing that i have noticed is my network connection disconnecting itself. every time i have closed i the lid it has diconnected itself from the network. i realize that it goes to sleep when that happens and it shouldnt be really doing anything in sleep mode. but im kinda p-o'ed at how when i open it up i need to re enter the networs pass word. is there a way that i can make it so that it automatically connects to the network when its opened/turned on? i checked the box that "saves the password as a keychain" what ever that means too.....i really have no idea and hopefully you guys can help me
     
  2. LurchNC macrumors regular

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    #2
    Do you have "Remember this Network" checked in Network preferences?
     
  3. joehahn thread starter macrumors regular

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    i feel like an idiot lol

    i also clicked the lock things to lock and now it's fine
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Once a Mac enters sleep mode, it will shut off wireless communications. Bluetooth excepted. It's perfectly normal. Like the above poster says, just check that option and it will automatically reconnect.
     
  5. LurchNC macrumors regular

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    Sweet!
     

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