WiFi power conservation

Iain (ixo) D ixo at myna.ws
Tue Feb 12 01:31:28 EST 2008


Both of which point to having options

1) disable/enable mesh
2) disable/enable AP Wifi

In  sugar-control-panel  and/or MyNeghborhood views.
(As simple as Icons in corners for Mesh [ON/OFF]  and AP [ON/OFF] )

I would definietly use both options, if available.

-ixo

On Feb 11, 2008 3:35 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at squid-cache.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2008, John Gilmore wrote:
>
> > Second, simply add a GUI control to turn off the Mesh part of the WiFi
> > entirely.  This would save significant power (Mesh is transmitting all
> > the time; an ordinary WiFi connection isn't).  It would also allow the
> > ordinary WiFi to go into ordinary 802.11 power saving mode (which
> > negotiates with the access point so that transmissions from the access
> > point to the laptop will only occur during pre-negotiated time
> > windows; the laptop's radio can stop listening the rest of the time).
> > None of this is fancy OLPC crock-schtupping-hat technology, it's merely
> > what every other WiFi in the world is doing -- but OLPC isn't.
> >
>
> Question. If I have my OLPC at home setup to talk WPA to my local
> AP (which I can't test atm; I can't even update the software on my OLPC!)
> will the mesh code still function openly?
>
> And if so, whats to stop my OLPC being an open bridge to my local internet
> access?
>
>
>
>
> Adrian
>
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