Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 14:09 UTC
Internet & Networking "One of life's minor annoyances is having to wait on my devices to connect to the network after I wake them from sleep. All too often, I'll open the lid on my EeePC netbook, enter a web address, and get the dreaded 'This webpage is not available' message because the machine is still working on connecting to my Wi-Fi network. On some occasions, I have to twiddle my thumbs for as long as 10-15 seconds before the network is ready to be used. The frustrating thing is that I know it doesn't have to be this way. I know this because I have a Mac. When I open the lid of my MacBook Pro, it connects to the network nearly instantaneously. In fact, no matter how fast I am, the network comes up before I can even try to load a web page. My curiosity got the better of me, and I set out to investigate how Macs are able to connect to the network so quickly, and how the network connect time in other operating systems could be improved." Yes, I'd love to have Windows and Linux reconnect as fast as Macs do. Alas, "Method to quickly reconnect to a wireless or wired network", as well as its completely different "Method to quickly reconnect to a wireless or wired network on a mobile device" are probably patented, so Windows and Linux can't reconnect too fast out of fear of violating a software patent. In case you haven't noticed: I'm joking. Sort of.
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Not my experience.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 13th Jul 2011 14:22 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I can get the network unavailable when waking up my Mac. I don't have to try, it just does every time. I'm sure the author is correct that its the fastest out there, but its not that big of a deal for my usage. I have a second or two to spare.

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RE: Not my experience.
by Barnabyh on Wed 13th Jul 2011 20:53 in reply to "Not my experience. "
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

I agree. On my Arch install it takes a little less than 5 secs. after wake up for Wicd to reconnect. And that with Broadcom driver which is not the friendliest in Linux supposedly. Works great though.
From a fresh login it's often already up by the time I've entered the password and chosen the desktop, so how fast do you need it?

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