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

From: Amit Kucheria amit.kucheria at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 29 18:05:35 EET 2007
On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 11:30 +0000, ext Simon Pickering wrote:
> 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
> caveats:
> 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...

Under Connection Manager -> Tools -> Connectivity Setting there are two

Connect automatically: WLAN connections
Search interval: Never

This will ensure that whenever you click on a URL, if a configured AP is
available it will connect automatically. But when you disconnect the
network connection, it will not automatically keep searching for the
network (Search interval).

Also, setting the WLAN timeout to 5 minutes will ensure that WLAN is
shutdown when idle. As you have found out though, Google Talk presence
will keep network alive all the time.


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