[maemo-users] N800 wifi power usage

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Apr 3 09:05:34 EEST 2007

ext Michael Wetherell wrote:
>> I use wifi nearly 7x24 without issue.  I also use the Internet a good
>> deal during the day and night, again, without issue.
> Thanks, it could be I should return this machine and get another then. 

Have you flashed the latest N800 release and does the problem appear
with that too?

I would assume that your wifi access point could also affect this.
Does the same issue happen if you use some other (model) of wifi
access point?

(For example some of the access points behave badly which causes the
device to use more battery than with a properly behaving access point.)

> Do you use it for the sorts of things I mentioned? Here general use is 
> fine. Things like email and using the web do not cause a problem, nor 
> even streaming audio which works the wifi continuously but only at a 
> rate of a few packets a second.
> OTOH, streaming 300kbit/s mpeg4 video with 48bkit/s mp3 audio causes the 
> media player to freeze after 10 mins or so and then the m/c reboots.
> Or fetching a 1.5 Gig file with:
> $ wget -O /dev/null http://local-server/gigs
> That ran for nearly 18 mins, at around 700kbytes/s, after which the wifi 
> went dead, the m/c was warm though it didn't crash.

Do you have a memory card inserted and if yes, does taking that out
affect anything?

	- Eero

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