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    Strange WiFi quirk

    Hello all,

    I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, and I'm running into some troubles with connection to wireless networks. When I am using my laptop without a monitor, the wifi is fine but as soon as I attach my laptop to a monitor and close the laptop (so that my desktop will become available on the monitor) I get disconnected from the wifi network I was previously on. What could be the problem?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Strange WiFi quirk

    If I was the maker of laptops and I was worried that people would not buy my product because of it having a low battery usage, I would want to give as much life to the battery as possible. Which would mean switching off the wireless card when the lid was closed. What do you think?

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    Re: Strange WiFi quirk

    That makes sense, but why would that be a concern if my laptop is plugged into an electrical power outlet?

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    Re: Strange WiFi quirk

    Could also be heat. A lot of heat dissipates through the keyboard on some models.

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    Re: Strange WiFi quirk

    If I remember correctly, it is the default behaviour in Power Management that the system goes to suspend as soon as the lid is closed. Unless I had changed settings earlier and forgot, I had to change this behaviour manually.

    Please goto System Settings > Power, and make sure the action on "When the lid is closed" is set to "Do nothing" as shown below -

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