[maemo-users] Wireless Status Icons

From: Patrik Flykt Patrik.Flykt at nokia.com
Date: Wed Apr 23 08:27:24 EEST 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 21:21 +0100, ext Leon Stringer wrote:
> wireless status icon had a dot above the normal symbol. Can anyone tell 
> me what this means?

The dot above the normal symbol mean a WLAN ad-hoc network. If the
device can't get a IP address with DHCP, it will fall back to
autoconfigured link-local IPv4 addresses. When a link-local address is
assigned, there won't be any default route set up, meaning no
connectivity anywhere except that link-local network.

> Oddly, when I went to try again, the battery was dead I'm not sure if 
> that's related.

No, that's not related except that WLAN ad-hoc mode consumes more power
and thus drains battery faster.



Patrik Flykt <Patrik.Flykt at nokia.com>

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