sleep and airport card

jlewis2k1

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 14, 2005
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I have this small pet peeve with my computer. Since I am on a wireless network the card will get turned off during sleep modes. is there a way i can disable that and keep the card active while sleeping?
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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No, sorry. During sleep only parts of the logic board and the RAM are powered so there wouldn't be any point in keeping the network connection open, even if you could. :eek:

Your connection should automatically open when you wake from sleep though. Is it not doing this?
 

nagromme

macrumors G5
May 2, 2002
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I don't think so.

But if you wish to keep your Mac ON all the time (let just the display sleep), you can at least have it DOING something useful. Folding@Home :)
 

jlewis2k1

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 14, 2005
718
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in your closet
mad jew said:
No, sorry. During sleep only parts of the logic board and the RAM are powered so there wouldn't be any point in keeping the network connection open, even if you could. :eek:

Your connection should automatically open when you wake from sleep though. Is it not doing this?
it is opening up again. it just I much rather for the connection to be live 24/7. But, as mentioned from the post above i can do folding ... which sounds like a wonderful idea. i did do folding back at my parents till i moved. so i can look into this.