Make WiFi Connect During Lock Screen

Hey! I recently installed Manjaro with the XFCE desktop environment and I wondered if there was a good way to make the WiFi connect faster. Every time I close the laptop it disconnects and then takes a little while to connect and I figured that if I could make the WiFi connect during the lock screen it would speed up the process. Does anyone have any good first steps? Or is this a terrible idea?

Thanks, Jet