Keeping wireless connection with lid closed

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

  1. Aspen macrumors member

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    Is there a way to set my MBP to continue the wireless connection if I close the lid? The public network is automatically detected once I open the lid but because of the network I'm on, I have to log in every time I close then open the lid.

    Thanks.
     
  2. marshallbedsaul, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

    marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    go to settings bluetooth and allow blue tooth devices to wake this computer from sleep
     
  3. Aspen thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that answer; I never thought of bluetooth. Now, I have a dumb question. Will the bluetooth suggestion work if I don't have any bluetooth devices?
     
  4. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    uh the wireless system you are using what is it?

    I figured you were using :apple:
     
  5. Aspen thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using Airport of course in my MBP and connecting to a public wireless system that requires a log in every time I close the lid and open a browser. I'm looking for a way to close the lid for security purposes, open it back up, and still be connected to the internet. I'm able to do this with Windows computers but haven't figured it out with my Mac.
     

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