7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2014 2:51 PM by Linc Davis
priyesh0904 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

I have a 2013 macbook air which I bought about a month back. I have the latest version of mavericks. A few days back I noticed that whenever the screen of my mac goes to sleep the WIFI also stops working. I think that this is all part of the battery saving features of the OS and so others might also be facing this situation.I want to keep the WIFI working even if my screen sleeps. Can this be done? If anyone can help it will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


MacBook Air
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,900 points)

    The warranty entitles you to complimentary phone support for the first 90 days of ownership.

  • priyesh0904 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Contacting apple support is a very time consuming process and I am from India so I dont think that the phone support is available here.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,900 points)

    Do you mean that when the system wakes up, it's no longer connected to the Wi-Fi network?

  • priyesh0904 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Suppose I am downloading something. Now I want to leave my mac ideal for sometime but want the download to go on. But after set time out period it goes into sleep mode. Sleep mode gets activated if the mac is ideal but in this case there is a download going on so it should not go into sleep mode unless it is done manually. This issue can be addressed by simply extending the set time out. But suppose I want to leave my mac for sometime and want the download to go on. Normally what anyone would do is turn off the display or lock the display and NOT put or let the mac enter sleep mode. So as soon as I lock the screen or turn the display of the laptop disconnects from the WIFI network and the download stops. I have actually seen the WIFI reconnecting and the download resuming when I wake the display. Most important thing to note here is that the mac is not in sleep mode just the display is turned off.

    Any suggestions as to prevent this from happening?

    Thanks

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,900 points)

    Some applications will prevent sleep while downloading, other won't. There is no separate setting for display sleep and system sleep, as there was in older versions of OS X. If you haven't already done so, enable Power Nap, which may address some of your concerns.

     

    OS X: About Power Nap

  • priyesh0904 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Power Nap is enabled. So is there no way around this feature?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,900 points)

    Not any supported way.