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User Info: jakeDiLLa

jakeDiLLa
3 years ago#1
So I use my laptop as my wifi adapter through a crossover cable because quite frankly, my desktop's wifi adapter sucks.

What I would like to know is, does a possibility exist of putting the laptop in sleep mode and still being able to use the bridge? I hate wasting energy having my laptop just sitting there with the screen off doing nothing but receiving my wifi signal.

I searched but couldn't find an answer. Thanks
i5 3570k / Gigabyte 7970 WF3 3GB / 8GB DDR3 / 120GB SSD

User Info: Zachnorn

Zachnorn
3 years ago#2
I doubt it, for the same reason you can't transfer files in sleep mode. You might want to consider buying a better WiFi adapter for your desktop if you can spend the money for one.
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User Info: jakeDiLLa

jakeDiLLa
3 years ago#3
thought so, thanks
i5 3570k / Gigabyte 7970 WF3 3GB / 8GB DDR3 / 120GB SSD

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#4
yeah get a better adapter or run a cable or get a wifi repeater
^ this

User Info: hutchbo

hutchbo
3 years ago#5
I'm pretty sure only the hard drive is on during sleep mode so I don't think it'll work. I'm not sure how tight money is but you could prob find one for about 20 bucks on newegg. Maybe less on amazon.
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User Info: jakeDiLLa

jakeDiLLa
3 years ago#6
Already spent $20 on a crappy usb one since I have an ancient laptop I could use it on. It was the For Sale sign that lured me in.... and the cheapest mini-pci-e one was $30.

And money is tight so I'll just stick with this. Works like a charm anyways.
i5 3570k / Gigabyte 7970 WF3 3GB / 8GB DDR3 / 120GB SSD
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