Wake for Network Access?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 0000757, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    What is "Wake for Network Access"? What does this mean? Is it a way to keep Wifi on when sleeping so downloads can continue?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    About Wake on Demand
    No. It's not just a matter of keeping WiFi on. The app that you use to download will not run if your Mac is sleeping. Caffeine can temporarily override your Energy Saver settings and prevent your Mac from sleeping, if you leave the lid open. To prevent your Mac from sleeping even with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)
  3. 0000757 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Thank you! Caffeine is EXACTLY the program I need!

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