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    Is there any way to lower the power level of Wifi while using FreeTether?

    When I use Freetether the charge drains quite fast. Since I am using the Touchpad right next to it, I do not think I need that much power for the Wifi system on the Pre3

    Therefore, It would be useful if I could lower the power to the transmitter.

    Is it possible?

    JP
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    That'd be awesome, but I doubt it, never heard of such a thing outside of dedicated routers

    I'd love to be wrong on this one though
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    Quote Originally Posted by xandros9 View Post
    That'd be awesome, but I doubt it, never heard of such a thing outside of dedicated routers

    I'd love to be wrong on this one though
    My old Palm T|X and Symbian are two examples that come to mind that have a power saver mode for WiFi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman97 View Post
    My old Palm T|X and Symbian are two examples that come to mind that have a power saver mode for WiFi.
    The power saver mode on those devices is different than what the OP was asking for though. That power saver mode would simply disconnect the wifi (and maybe turn off the radio) after a certain period of idle time to save power. In that case, the wifi it either off or at full power...nothing in between.

    Instead, the OP wants to be able to keep his wifi running and connected, but perhaps at half power for instance. Like Xandros9, I've never heard of having the ability to control that on any known mobile devices, but it would indeed be nice.
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    Mywi for all iPhones has exactly what the OP was descriving. You have a power slider that controls the power output of the WiFi on the phone to save battery if your phone is right next to whatever you are tethering it to...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sq5 View Post
    The power saver mode on those devices is different than what the OP was asking for though. That power saver mode would simply disconnect the wifi (and maybe turn off the radio) after a certain period of idle time to save power. In that case, the wifi it either off or at full power...nothing in between.

    Instead, the OP wants to be able to keep his wifi running and connected, but perhaps at half power for instance. Like Xandros9, I've never heard of having the ability to control that on any known mobile devices, but it would indeed be nice.
    Maybe that's how Symbian works, but the WiFi prefs on the T|X specifically state that it reduces power to the radio (there's a separate box for deciding how long to leave WiFi on for and for the T|X, it disconnects at screen-off always). Haven't had time to play with my fiance's N8 but I did notice that setting and just assumed it was like the T|X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman97 View Post
    Maybe that's how Symbian works, but the WiFi prefs on the T|X specifically state that it reduces power to the radio (there's a separate box for deciding how long to leave WiFi on for and for the T|X, it disconnects at screen-off always). Haven't had time to play with my fiance's N8 but I did notice that setting and just assumed it was like the T|X.
    WiFi and Battery Drain
    Looks like PalmOS had such a function.
    I had a Lifedrive a couple years ago and just turned wi-fi off whenever I didn't need it. I'd go fire it up and check, but its not exactly in working condition right now. May it rest in pieces.

    I guess it's theoretically possible, but certainly not from any existing GUI settings or what-not for webOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xandros9 View Post
    WiFi and Battery Drain
    Looks like PalmOS had such a function.
    I had a Lifedrive a couple years ago and just turned wi-fi off whenever I didn't need it. I'd go fire it up and check, but its not exactly in working condition right now. May it rest in pieces.

    I guess it's theoretically possible, but certainly not from any existing GUI settings or what-not for webOS.
    You have a Lifedrive? Then you should know of dmitrygr, who proved "if there's a will, there's a way." The question though is does anyone have the time and patience to explore the entirety of webOS to find this function. Does anyone know if Linux allows such a function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman97 View Post
    You have a Lifedrive? Then you should know of dmitrygr, who proved "if there's a will, there's a way." The question though is does anyone have the time and patience to explore the entirety of webOS to find this function. Does anyone know if Linux allows such a function?
    Ah yes, dmitrygr. I always used his tweaks and whatnot, making things better. Ironically, I bricked my lifedrive with one of his tools. (Powerdrive, and my LD already had a CF installed.)
    He's like the PalmOS deity.

    As for Linux having that function, I'm not sure.Probably does though. I guess I can try googling for it
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    If I may help somehow.
    I just ran dmesg on the Pre3 and got the following info.

    [131139.212982] board_sdio_wifi_enable
    [131139.540039] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x01 length 3
    [131139.566619] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x1a length 5
    [131139.577239] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x1b length 8
    [131139.578948] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x14 length 0
    [131139.592529] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x80 length 1
    [131139.592651] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x81 length 1
    [131139.592803] mmc1: queuing CIS tuple 0x82 length 1
    [131139.592864] mmc1: new high speed SDIO card at address 0001
    [131139.731079] ar6k_wlan mmc1:0001:1: firmware: requesting ath6k/token_bdata.SD32.bin
    [131140.114715] Using Wi-Fi calibration data from token
    [131140.114807] MAC from EEPROM [xxxxx edited xxxxx]
    [131140.114929] ar6k_wlan mmc1:0001:1: firmware: requesting softmac
    [131140.200958] MAC from PmWiFiService [xxxxx edited xxxxx]
    [131140.214569] ar6k_wlan mmc1:0001:1: firmware: requesting ath6k/hw2.1.1/athwlan.bin
    [131140.889007] ar6k_wlan mmc1:0001:1: firmware: requesting ath6k/hw2.1.1/data.patch.bin
    [131141.093841] wmi_control_rx() : Unknown id 0x101e
    [131141.096740] AR6000 Reg Code = 0x40000067
    [131141.325103] AR6000 Reg Code = 0x8000024f
    [131141.410400] colocated bt = 2

    I seems the PRE3 has an Atheros 6000 chipset (or something compatible)
    (See ar6k - Linux Wireless)

    Does anyone know exactly what chipset it is? maybe there is some wifi power setting command to apply to this chipset.

    JP

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