OS X laptop internet idle disconnect

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ZoomZoomZoom, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    I remember having this same issue on my old powerbook. However, I don't remember how to fix it, and I haven't found the solution after fooling around with my system preferences.

    Basically, when I leave my computer idle for a certain period of time, my internet connection disconnects. (My iChat logs out, etc.) When I get back, the internet reconnects again after a few seconds. I'm on a college ethernet connection.

    Anyone know off the top of their head where I can disable this auto-disconnect with idle feature?
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    Whenever the computer goes to sleep the airport is powered off to increase battery life, just go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and set it so it takes longer to sleep.

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