Maintain net connectivity when lid is down on MBP?

in macOS edited January 2014
Every time I close my lid on my computer my net connection disapears, I download during the night and I want to be able to download but don't want to keep my lid up because i keep my laptop in my room usually....

How can I make sure my net stays connected?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Two options. 1) Plug in an external keyboard and monitor, then turn off the monitor; or 2) Leave the lid slightly open and set the display sleep to dim almost immediately, but not sleep the computer.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    3) (not recommended) use the Insomnia kernel extension to disable lid-shut sleep.
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