Resolved MBP Wi-fi still on even when lid is closed (Sleep)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yuantukin, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. yuantukin macrumors newbie

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    From what I understand, once you put your Macbook Pro on sleep, the internet connection is turned off (wi-fi off).

    However on my MBP Early 2015, when I close the lid, it goes to sleep but when I check my router, my Macbook is still connected to it. Is that the correct behavior? Please note that I haven't changed any System Preferences on it since I bought it last Saturday.
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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    Once you shutdown your Mac it will not automatically disappear from the routers connections. In fact, the router might “remember” the connection for hours or days.

    I think that you are worrying too much.

    Relax and enjoy your new Mac.
     
  3. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    Prisstratton is right. I had the same worry and there is no need.
     
  4. andrewjaques macrumors newbie

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    I think this could be due to Power Nap - a feature that allows it to download mail, updates, back-ups, etc. - all while the MacBook is asleep. Google "apple power nap" to find the Apple Support page that explains how to set it up or change it. I've got mine set to use it even on battery because it doesn't seem to draw much power.
     
  5. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    andrewjaques, your link to apple power nap was very helpful. It seems it will even download a new big update like Yosemite. I cancelled my update when I saw it would take some 10 hours to download. I also have the batter recharger on all day, and after nearly 3 years continuous use the battery is still in good condition. I also disconnect the recharger at night.
     
  6. yuantukin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Power Nap is turned off on Battery. So I guess that is not what is causing it.
     
  7. yuantukin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, guys I really appreciate all your answers. I think prisstratton and Paulk are right. I'm worrying too much. Hahaha! :D
     
  8. andrewjaques macrumors newbie

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    I could be wrong, but I think it is still going to be using the Power Nap feature while connected to a power adaptor, regardless of whether that checkbox is checked in preferences.

    I think the checkbox in Preferences to additionally enable Power Nap while on battery is an extra for those who don't mind the trade off, because it will obviously have some impact on your battery level over time and reduce the duration your MacBook can remain in Sleep mode.

    Power Nap will function while on mains power supply because it can use all the power it likes.
     

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