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

From: James Sparenberg james at linuxrebel.org
Date: Sat Oct 20 11:10:15 EEST 2007
On Friday 19 October 2007 08:35:51 dave wrote:
> > 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.
> hmmm. My N800 recently  began running the battery dry in only a half day or
> so; as you mention, it used to go days between charges. This began suddenly
> with no change in habits or new packages having been installed. Since I
> really only use the device at home and at work, I ruled out anything to do
> with the whether or not the APs support WLAN Power Save Mode. As I said, it
> all worked great until recently.
> It is frustrating. Even if I charge overnight, I'm sure to hear the N800's
> plaintive wail for the power adapter just after lunchtime. Could my battery
> simply be dying? Is there any way to check?
Thinking out load here. But I wonder if a phone store that sells Nokia phones 
would be able to test the battery?  


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