Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: WiFi disconnects when laptop is closed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Beans
    9

    Angry WiFi disconnects when laptop is closed

    I've tried searching Google with no relevant results, so here's my problem:
    I have a Dell Studio 1737 running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My WiFi was working fine a few days ago until I tried to boot into another mode that allows me to boot into my other Ubuntu 10.04 or Windows Vista. I booted into that Ubuntu, which I thought had been overwritten when I was having problems and installed the one I am currently using. I shut down since it didn't have anything of any use to me at the moment, and I booted back into this current Ubuntu. Now, whenever I shut my laptop screen and open it back up to login, the WiFi is disconnected. How can I solve this? (I was also having this problem on the Ubuntu that I booted into earlier, but that WiFi did this from the start on that one.)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Beans
    782
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: WiFi disconnects when laptop is closed

    Is your computer configured to go to sleep when you close to lid? To check, go to System > Preferences > Power Management. Check the setting next to When laptop lid is closed:. It's probably set to Suspend, which turns off most of your computer's parts except the memory (RAM) to save power, including the wireless card. If you change it to Blank screen, it won't do that.

    Note that there are separate settings for when it's plugged into the wall and when it's on battery that you can select from the top. You'll need to change it for both.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Beans
    9

    Re: WiFi disconnects when laptop is closed

    Except I want it to suspend, I just want Wi-Fi to come back when it's opened, too. I've had Wi-Fi working normally with 10.04 in suspend mode before, but now it doesn't.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Beans
    782
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: WiFi disconnects when laptop is closed

    Do you have the Connect automatically box checked in your wireless connection settings?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Beans
    9

    Re: WiFi disconnects when laptop is closed

    Thank you! All is good now!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •