When Macbook Sleeps, the Wi-fi Cuts Out?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HotPot, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. HotPot macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    Hello, I just purchased the new Macbook. I leave my computer open so that I can recieve instant messages when my friends need to contact me, but I noticed that sometimes when I wake my computer, the Wi-fi cuts out. I'm not sure if the wireless cuts out the whole time it's sleeping, or just for a second when it wakes?
    Does anyone know what I can do to change the settings? When I left my old Macbook open and it went to sleep, nothing happened to the wireless. :confused:
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Putting the computer to sleep cuts off your wifi connection. If you want it on all the time, set it to not sleep and set the screen to shut off after a certain period of time.
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007

    Well that's cause when you left your MacBook open before, it never went to sleep... the screen just went to sleep.
  4. Prekesh macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2009
    run insomniaX before shutting your screen, it won't sleep your machine but it will keep it running normally, allowing everything to run normally.

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