Continuing downloads while macbook pro is asleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anish69, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. anish69 macrumors newbie

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    is there anyway of carrying on downloading while macbook pro sleeps or any 3rd party apps that i can download that will make this happen?
     
  2. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not possible... All you can do is avoid it your MBP to enter sleep mode in the system preferences.
     
  3. digitalfrog macrumors regular

    digitalfrog

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    no.

    When your computer sleeps he's not working, like all of us :).

    You may use a dedicated seedbox, but this one will also need to be active to work.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seedbox
     
  4. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Caffeine - http://download.cnet.com/Caffeine/3000-2094_4-140937.html?tag=rb_content;main

    You basically click the app to run and your mac wont sleep, you can shut the case but it stays running. Very useful if you wanted to plug your mac into an HDTV and close the mac but still use a mac keyboard / mouse or iPhone to do things. This might be something worth looking at for you.

    Mac App Store - Caffeine is in there but also look at: SmartSleep & Lullaby
     
  5. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Caffeine doesn't allow you to close the lid and keep the Mac running

    You need insomniax to do that
     
  6. ansalmo macrumors regular

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    Several NAS units also have this functionality built in. For example with Synology units you can set a download going through the web interface or with a Mac-based utility, and the download will continue on the NAS independently of your Mac.
     
  7. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Appreciate that Mik3F. Insomniax then!
     
  8. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way to have the mac go to sleep after download finishes?
     

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