WiFi power conservation
jbeard4 at cs.mcgill.ca
Tue Feb 12 07:37:52 EST 2008
As would I.
On 2/12/08, Iain (ixo) D <ixo at myna.ws> wrote:
> 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.
> 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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