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Airport Network turns off when asleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/07/01 - Danny Parker

Hi everybody,

I have a problem that has popped up in the last few weeks or so and I can't seem to be able to find a solution.

If I leave my computer running and it falls asleep, my airport network also stops and subsequently drops me off the internet. The network used to remaion active while the computer was in Sleep Mode.

How can I turn this option back on?

Thanks a lot,
Danny

Message #2 - Posted 2005/07/01 - Neill Massello

Danny Parker wrote:

I have a problem that has popped up in the last few weeks or so and I can't seem to be able to find a solution.

If I leave my computer running and it falls asleep, my airport network also stops and subsequently drops me off the internet. The network used to remaion active while the computer was in Sleep Mode.

How can I turn this option back on?

A few details might help. Are you using an AirPort Base Station with a dial-up connection? Are you using a Mac as a software base station? Why do you need a network connection when your Mac is sleeping?

Message #3 - Posted 2005/07/01 - Danny Parker

Previously, Neill Massello wrote:

Danny Parker wrote:

I have a problem that has popped up in the last few weeks or so and I can't seem to be able to find a solution.

If I leave my computer running and it falls asleep, my airport network also stops and subsequently drops me off the internet. The network used to remaion active while the computer was in Sleep Mode.

How can I turn this option back on?

A few details might help. Are you using an AirPort Base Station with a dial-up connection? Are you using a Mac as a software base station? Why do you need a network connection when your Mac is sleeping?

I have my computer set to go to sleep after 1 hour of inactivity. Sometimes I leave it on overnight an like my internet connection to remain open. I used to be able to do this.

I am using my Airport BaseStation with a broadband connection.

Thanks a lot,
Danny

Message #4 - Posted 2005/07/01 - Neill Massello

Danny Parker wrote:

I have my computer set to go to sleep after 1 hour of inactivity. Sometimes I leave it on overnight an like my internet connection to remain open. I used to be able to do this.

I am using my Airport BaseStation with a broadband connection.

Perhaps you could clarify what you mean by keeping the Internet connection open. Are you using DSL or cable? PPPoE or Ethernet with DHCP?

It sounds like this problem is between your base station and your ISP and has little or nothing to do with your computer. In any case, I suggest you consult Apple's AirPort support site
<http://www.apple.com/support/airport/> and the Designing AirPort Networks manual.

Message #5 - Posted 2005/07/01 - jcbrennand

This is a well discussed problem for Tiger on the Apple Discussion board. I had the same problem and what solved it was deleting the file:-

com.apple.airport.preferences.plist

from preferences and creating a new "Location" and setting to automatic.

All working fine for me now.

--
JohnB

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