View Full Version : closing laptop disconnects internet

11-10-2005, 09:07 PM
I have a dsl connection on my laptop and I just leave my internet connected at all times, but when I close my computer, the internet disconnects.

Is there any way to keep the internet connected if my computer closes?

11-11-2005, 12:23 AM
Your laptop, right? If it's xp, it's standing by when you close the lid, which will 'put things to sleep'. If you want to disable this, go to start/settings/control panel/power options. Go to advanced and under the setting "When I close the lid of my portable computer" choose "do nothing".

11-11-2005, 01:06 PM
Careful though, most laptops do quite a bit of venting through the keyboard.