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award982 01-05-2011 12:16 PM

can you still use internet while in suspend mode?
 
Hey all!

I was thinking, is it possible to keep the internet connection on while in suspend mode? i mean that you could maybe use download something, or use something that doesnt use hdd?

pls respond

TB0ne 01-05-2011 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by award982 (Post 4214161)
Hey all!

I was thinking, is it possible to keep the internet connection on while in suspend mode? i mean that you could maybe use download something, or use something that doesnt use hdd?
pls respond

Spell your words out.

And no, you can't. If you suspend the computer, it's essentially not running at all...that's why it's called SUSPENDED mode.

honeybadger 01-05-2011 01:11 PM

When the computer is suspended the entire session is copied to RAM/swap and the pc is turned down. All the hardware including the processor is turned off... ofcourse network cards would not work.
Hope this helps.

arizonagroovejet 01-05-2011 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverBack (Post 4214217)
... ofcourse network cards would not work.

Although network cards can remain active to some extent when the PC is otherwise turned off. That's how Wake On Lan works. The network card is kept at least partially active to listen for WOL packets. That doesn't make what the OP suggests possible though of course.

If what the OP is after is a way of dealing with downloads that take a long time without leaving their PC on all the time using a lot of power, there are a variety of very lower power devices (I'm thinking 10 watts or less) that either ship running Linux or can be made to run Linux. Along with a decent sized flash drive or even a 2.5" or 1.8" harddisk, such things are ideal for handling tasks such as slow downloads.

honeybadger 01-06-2011 03:20 AM

Would not wake on lan take the computer out of the hibernate mode? I think the OP just wants to start a download and hibernate his computer. I do not think doing that is possible. About the hardware you mentioned I think it is possible - though I have not worked with such hardware.


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