[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Auto-connect feature

From: Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 29 14:28:50 EET 2007

The idea is that N800 is connected all the time to known WLAN access
points so that your VoIP calls actually do come in. If we go with any of
your proposals this will not work, right?

You can turn it off from the connectivity settings in the "Connect
automatically" dropdown. Then applications can still initiate connection
when they feel like it.



>Hi all,
>I was mightily confused that I'd wake my N800 up from its 
>keypad/screen locked state and find that it was connected. I 
>understand that this is a feature, and in fact it is quite a 
>useful feature, however there are some
>This feature is switched on by default - for those who don't 
>know about it (or need it, etc.), it's confusing and drains 
>the battery.
>It would appear that the device will auto-connect with an 
>interval set in the connection settings dialog. I assume it 
>disconnects using the settings in the same dialog, which by 
>default set the wlan timeout to infinite - this would seem to 
>indicate that it will just stay connected all the time (again 
>not ideal for the battery of those who don't need the 
>feature). This seems to be the case as it's always connected 
>when I switch on...
>I may be wrong about the timeout settings, please let me know 
>if this is the case.
>IMO, ideally it should do the following:
>* Only allow certain applications to initiate an auto-connect, 
>and if one of these is not running don't bother auto-connecting at all.
>* Perform the auto-connect as per the current frequency settings.
>* Have a different timeout to the normal (user-initiated) 
>connection settings - this might be a hard limit (so after 
>1min it will disconnect even if there is traffic), or an idle 
>limit (connect, then disconnect when idle for more than 30s, etc.)
>Just a few thoughts,

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