Any way to disable Lion's disconnection from a network when you sleep a machine?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by alexreich, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. alexreich macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    I've noticed this on my Uncle's iMac (2010). Whenever you put the computer to sleep, regardless of if you're connected via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, you get disconnected in Sleep mode. Then once you wake the computer from sleep there's a bit of a wait for your computer to get re-connected to the network.

    For instance, if I unsleep this iMac, then immediately go to Safari and try to pull up a web page, I get a 'blablabla you are not connected to the Internet' Safari window. Or, if I wanted to pull a file off another networked drive, I get something like 'networked drive not available'.

    Any ideas on how to sleep a Mac running Lion without it shutting off it's networking capabilities?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, when any Mac sleeps, nothing is running, including network access. You just have to be patient and give it a few seconds after waking before trying to access the network. Or just don't let it sleep at all.
     
  3. alexreich thread starter macrumors 6502a

    alexreich

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    Alright. Guess I'll tell him to just sleep his displays with the keyboard shortcut then. That's what I do on my G4 server. I have system sleep set to never, and displays set to 15 minutes.
     

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