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    Default Wireless connection lost when laptop lid is closed

    Hi,

    I am facing a problem in that when I close the lid of my laptop(Dell studio xps) after a while the wifi connection is lost.

    I want to close the laptop lid at night if I am downloading something and let it run and complete the downloads.

    I do not want to keep the lid open, cos obviously I will not be able to sleep with the laptop in the same room.

    I have setup the profile to not do anything when the lid is closed but wifi connection is lost.

    Can anyone help me out with this?

    Regards,
    Prad

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    Default Re: Wireless connection lost when laptop lid is closed

    On 03/27/2012 11:36 AM, Prad viking wrote:
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I am facing a problem in that when I close the lid of my laptop(Dell
    > studio xps) after a while the wifi connection is lost.
    >
    > I want to close the laptop lid at night if I am downloading something
    > and let it run and complete the downloads.
    >
    > I do not want to keep the lid open, cos obviously I will not be able to
    > sleep with the laptop in the same room.
    >
    > I have setup the profile to not do anything when the lid is closed but
    > wifi connection is lost.
    >
    > Can anyone help me out with this?


    You missed something in the profile. When I close the lid on mine, the wifi
    connection keeps on going. All mine does is turn off the backlight on the
    display. You set that in System Settings => Power Management.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prad_viking View Post
    Hi,

    I am facing a problem in that when I close the lid of my laptop(Dell studio xps) after a while the wifi connection is lost.

    I want to close the laptop lid at night if I am downloading something and let it run and complete the downloads.

    I do not want to keep the lid open, cos obviously I will not be able to sleep with the laptop in the same room.

    I have setup the profile to not do anything when the lid is closed but wifi connection is lost.

    Can anyone help me out with this?

    Regards,
    Prad
    Hello Prad,

    would you be able to sleep and would the laptop be able to continue downloading
    if you just let the screen turn off (for example after 1 minute without action of you)
    and let the (dark) laptop open?

    Regards
    Martin

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    @lwfinger,

    I have set the screen to turn off, but I have set the option to "Do nothing" for the laptop lid closed option.

    Hi Martin,

    Yes I can sleep with the laptop screen turned off. That is what I have been doing. But the problem is that since I have a Dell Studio XPS, when the screen is open it covers 50% of the air vent near the rear of the laptop which makes the laptop heat up. Thats the reason I am trying to find out why my wi-fi is getting disconnected.

    Thanks,
    Prad

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    Default Re: AW: Wireless connection lost when laptop lid is closed

    You must be missing something setting this up.
    The power management should prevent anything happening when you close the lid (if you set it that way)
    I'd be inclined to have my screen switch off in the scenario you describe.
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    these are the settings I have:

    Dim Display : after 6 mins
    Screen Energy Saving: switch off after 10 mins
    Button Events handling: when laptp lid closed -> Do nothing.

    Still aint working.

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    Question AW: Re: AW: Wireless connection lost when laptop lid is closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Prad_viking View Post
    [...]
    Yes I can sleep with the laptop screen turned off. That is what I have been doing. But the problem is that since I have a Dell Studio XPS, when the screen is open it covers 50% of the air vent near the rear of the laptop which makes the laptop heat up.[...]
    In my amateurish way of thinking I would try to put two books of the same thickness under the laptop while you do not need if for writing - especially if there are also ventilation slots under the laptop and you could stabilize the laptop but leave these slots in the breach between the books.

    And if the closing of the laptop does really end the WLAN and there is no way to change that via software (maybe a hardware switch in the hinge or somewhere that is switched by the closing?) - could you just leave the lid a centimeter open without shutting the WLAN down?

    Did you try to reduce the power consumption (and so the produced heat) via the various possible ways like using the kernel flavor default instead of desktop while you are trying to sleep?

    But maybe the experts are able to help you find a way to leave your WLAN running while the lid is closed (or at least find the cause of the unwanted shutting down)...

    Good luck
    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pistazienfresser View Post
    In my amateurish way of thinking I would try to put two books of the same thickness under the laptop while you do not need if for writing - especially if there are also ventilation slots under the laptop and you could stabilize the laptop but leave these slots in the breach between the books.

    And if the closing of the laptop does really end the WLAN and there is no way to change that via software (maybe a hardware switch in the hinge or somewhere that is switched by the closing?) - could you just leave the lid a centimeter open without shutting the WLAN down?

    Did you try to reduce the power consumption (and so the produced heat) via the various possible ways like using the kernel flavor default instead of desktop while you are trying to sleep?

    But maybe the experts are able to help you find a way to leave your WLAN running while the lid is closed (or at least find the cause of the unwanted shutting down)...

    Good luck
    Martin
    Martin,

    I do keep an old defunct WD 1TB hdd under the laptop to keep the laptop to cool down somewhat. But I live in India and this being summer its really hot.

    and I do not understand your suggestion about using kernel flavour in default rather than desktop. Could you please explain that to me in layman terms?

    Thanks.

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    Martin is describing using a different kernel. But personally I can't see that helping. It more likely to confuse you IMO
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