MBA 2014: keep wifi on during sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by citivolus, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    Caffeine and NoSleep don't prevent the wifi from disconnecting after I close the lid on my 2014 MBA...anyone have such an app that works properly on the latest MBA's?
     
  2. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    May I ask why you want to do this?
    If you want to use the device in clamshell mode (where the lid is closed but the laptop is fully functioning), you will have to follow the instructions here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3131?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    On the other hand, if you aren't doing that, then i don't see the point. I'm guessing you want to use clamshell mode.
     
  3. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When I am at my desk at work, I connect via Citrix. I then have a meeting to go to, so I close the lid on the laptop and go to the conference room. I get to the conference room and open the lid only to find that the wifi has disconnected and so has my Citrix connection. I want to stay connected even though I close the lid for short periods of time.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Okay...

    So you want your laptop to stay awake while it's supposed to be asleep, so you can transport it and connect again easier?

    Short of disabling sleep mode altogether, this won't work. And I would very much advise you not to carry around a non-sleeping laptop. Lots of stuff can go wrong if it's dropped.
     
  5. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? Apps like Caffeine and NoSleep work on other MacBooks, why wouldn't a similar app work on the 2014 MBA?

    Given the MBA has an SSD, I'm sure nothing more serious can happen to it if it is dropped while it is awake than if it is asleep.
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Okay...

    Caffeine and NoSleep disable sleep mode, don't they?

    And if you're not worried about dropping it, why not just carry it open?
     

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