[maemo-users] Wifi vrs Bluetooth power.

From: Kalle Valo Kalle.Valo at nokia.com
Date: Thu Apr 12 10:47:57 EEST 2007
"ext Brenton Bills" <fud.fud at gmail.com> writes:

> Well there has been a bit of talk on WIFI power usage for the N800,
> just wondering if it uses less power than bluetooth or the same or
> what?

When there's no data to transfer, Bluetooth with a DUN connection
established (ie. GPRS) consumes slightly less than WLAN connected to
an AP. But I suspect that you can't see the difference in real life.

But when you are transfering data, bluetooth is significantly better.
WLAN is quite a power hog.

> Also wondering if the N800 can listen to bluetooth requests while in
> sleep mode or if that would just kill the battery too quick or even
> if thats possible? I was thinking of seeing how difficult it would
> be to be to push say nagios alerts to the N800 over bluetooth and
> cause it to wake up if it gets such a request? Pushing stuff from my
> computer to the N800 would be cool.

I don't know much about bluetooth. But I would assume that having the
bluetooth enabled but without established connections consumes very

Kalle Valo

More information about the maemo-users mailing list