[maemo-users] Steve's Ranty Review #1: N800 ogg support

From: Krischan Keitsch krischan.keitsch at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Date: Fri Oct 19 11:52:28 EEST 2007
Am Freitag, 19. Oktober 2007 schrieb Kalle Valo:
> "ext Marius Gedminas" <marius at pov.lt> writes:
> > You know what the killer feature is?  Automatic wifi connection.  I
> > absolutely hate it when I have to tap the silly little globe, then tap
> > the connect menu item, then wait a few boring seconds for my wifi network
> > to appear, then press ok.  Only then I can ssh into my n800 and use
> > apt-get.
> >
> > I could keep my tablet online all the time, of course, but then the
> > battery wouldn't last till the end of the day.
> It should stay online for days, not hours. Something is wrong with
> your setup. I would guess that the AP is somehow broken regards to
> WLAN Power Save Mode. Can you try with some other AP to see if it
> helps? Also make sure that N800 isn't transmitting anything extra, for
> example transmitting a packet every second would kill the battery
> quite quickly.
> Alternatively you could use a wireless sniffer to take a dump of WLAN
> level traffic and send it to me. I could take a look and see if
> there's something strange.
> It's a shame that there are so many broken APs on the market. I see
> lots of them when dealing with bug reports :( I guess WLAN Power Save
> Mode was really rare earlier, but fortunately nowadays it's getting
> more popular and AP manufactures have noticed the problem.

Hi Kalle,
I had a similar problem with my Siemens sx541 wlan dsl router using dhcp. The 
n800 keeps sending dhcp requests. That caused up to 20 - 30% cpu usage and 
drains the battery really fast. 

(See Bug 1627 & Bug 1646)

Switching to a fixed ip solved that problem for me. 


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