Was just provided of a new laptop with Mac OS X Mavericks on it. Other than I think it’s a very bad product and made me seriously think about moving back to windows, I tried at all costs to solve the main issue I had: if the laptop goes to sleep the WiFi disconnects.
I can understand that for the majority of users this can be awesome but I simply hate it. I can have long-running process that want to have it running for the whole night.
Searched around the web here and there and tried many things. Reached the point where I think it’s not possible to disable this feature, therefore I went in disabling the Sleep completely. This made the trick in my situation.
Issue the following command on terminal:
$ sudo pmset -a sleep 0
Here’s my complete pmset settings:
$ pmset -g Active Profiles: Battery Power -1* AC Power -1 Currently in use: standbydelay 10800 standby 1 halfdim 1 hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage darkwakes 0 gpuswitch 2 disksleep 0 sleep 0 autopoweroffdelay 14400 hibernatemode 3 autopoweroff 1 ttyskeepawake 1 displaysleep 2 acwake 0 lidwake 1