Airport and Sleep Questions...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by langis.elbasunu, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. langis.elbasunu macrumors regular

    langis.elbasunu

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    I want to be able to download torrents overnight and close the lid of my notebook. When I do this apparently the airport shut offs and stops the downloads. I changed a setting in INternet connect to wake to internet or something and I have a hunch that this may only work via the ethernet port and not the airport. Its my 1st Mac and I am loving it so far but I am still learning.

    Is there any way to keep torrents going overnight and close the lid?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Wake to Ethernet would be Wake-on-LAN. If your machine goes to sleep torrents will stop. My suggestion is to have the screen sleep to conserve as much power as you can. The machine will still be running though.
     
  3. langis.elbasunu thread starter macrumors regular

    langis.elbasunu

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    still confused!!

    Can I make the machine stay awake even after closing the lid?
     
  4. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

    DaveTheGrey

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    Try SleepLess or InsomniaX

    Read first, before you try out such aps.

    They both can disable sleep with the lid closed (calmshell)
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Normally, no. Normally, the only way it can not be asleep but closed is if you have an external keyboard/display/mouse connected (that's called clamshell mode).

    The programs linked above can alter this behavior so it stays awake, but you have to be careful so that you don't accidentally put it in a backpack and move it around awake, for instance. That would not be great.
     

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