[maemo-users] Wireless Status Icons

From: Leon Stringer leon.stringer at ntlworld.com
Date: Wed Apr 23 20:18:46 EEST 2008
Patrik Flykt wrote:
> 	Hi,
> 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.

Thanks Patrik, I wouldn't have guessed that.

>> 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.

Maybe that was why.

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