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Prevent AirPort disconnects on sleep
Authored by: raggamuffin on Feb 23, '04 04:39:01PM

I had a problem with my PowerBook (Panther) disconnecting from my WLAN when I put it to sleep and not reconnecting, which was annoying because I had to type in the WEP key each time I turned it back on. I'd rather not leave the hard disk spinning all the time though, because of power consumption (when on battery) and potential damage when moving. Although it still disconnects (if I leave an IRC window open it eventually times out), I got it to automatically reconnect by a) installing the latest AirPort software, which fixed some WEP issues, and b) moving "AirPort" in the top of the list in the System Preferences --> Network --> Network Port Configurations box. The reconnect is virtually instantaneous so unless you leave a program (e.g. IRC, MSN, iChat?) connected during sleep it resumes seamlessly.



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Prevent AirPort disconnects on sleep
Authored by: slappinjoe on Feb 26, '04 10:35:17AM

my ibook g4 (using linksys wireless router) won't automatically reconnect to the wirelss LAN on waking from sleep. I did set the network configs like ragamuffin's note, but I still have to manually reattach to the wireless network after wake.

It's annoying. If a wired cxn automatically reactivates when waking, then shouldn't the wireless one as well?

--S



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Prevent AirPort disconnects on sleep
Authored by: slappinjoe on Apr 29, '04 09:02:22PM

If anyone's interested in this topic, I figured out how to have my g4 ibook automagically reattach to my wireless LAN. It was all about choosing 'Automatic' in the By default, join: for the Airport configuration in the Network applet.

Since at home my ibook sees several neighbors' WLANs, I thought I should select 'A specific network' there and choose my SSID. that was a mistake. I changed it to Automatic and boom, every time I open the lid, I'm right back on my home WLAN, no prob.

HTH someone,
--S



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Prevent AirPort disconnects on sleep
Authored by: mkcheme on Aug 16, '04 09:20:07PM

Yes! This is exactly the solution...I've been bashing my head into this since upgrading to Panther a couple of weeks ago. I too had it configured for a specific network because of neighboring WLANs, but automatic was the way to go :-) Thanks so much!!



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