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BrandonKong
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Power settings and Wifi Connection

#1 Post by BrandonKong » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:10 am

When I close the lid on my x220, the wifi automatically shuts off. If I try to resume wifi, it takes a few minutes to connect. This is really annoying and just began happening after an update I think. where do you find the settings to keep wifi always on?

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Re: Power settings and Wifi Connection

#2 Post by thinktwice » Mon May 28, 2012 8:06 am

Hi, I have no experience with your Thinkpad model, but I would try installing the Power manager as well as the Battery Maximiser and run it. Maybe it will let you change some power management settings affecting your WiFi connection.

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Re: Power settings and Wifi Connection

#3 Post by dxps26 » Mon May 28, 2012 8:25 am

Thinkpad power manager has a feature called Instant Resume that keeps your WiFi on even if you enter Standby.

Open Power Manager, switch to Basic mode > click on 'change what closing the lid does and enable Instant Resume to stay online"

I find it weird that this feature is easier to find in basic mode but hard to access if you're in advanced mode.
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