[maemo-developers] How to detect that connectivity is lost

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 4 09:02:04 EEST 2007
"Frantisek Dufka" <dufkaf at seznam.cz> writes:

>> What about the connection strength from ConIc StatisticsEvent [1]?
>> Maybe he can use it after some experimentation to find the lowest
>> acceptable level.
> Or maybe simple shell script pinging your default gateway in regular
> intervals could bring the connection down via dbus-send if no packet
> got through. This should be more failproof than guessing from signal
> strenght.

Please do not do that, it would drain the battery in no time. For
devices like 770 and N800 data transmission has to be kept in minimum
in order to preserve energy. These kind of issues need to be fixed in
lower levels, where it's much more energy efficient.

Please try to always send me any reports of WLAN anomalies. Otherwise
I'm not able to get them fixed. If you do not want to send them to the
list, you can also send them to me privately.

Kalle Valo

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