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Re: Disabling wifi to save battery

On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 11:45:41AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> > laptop I could use the rfkill package like so: rfkill block wifi
> Here are some tips:
> http://www.lesswatts.org/tips/wireless.php

Will take a look

> Another option could be disabling wifi and bluetooth adapter from BIOS 
> (if this is available).

Yes, although I use wifi fairly frequently, so if I can't find
a solution, I'll just accept the extra battery consumption...:)
> backlight, wifi, BT, hdd temperature sensors...) and maybe your dell 
> needs something similar :-?

module wl controls wifi... I had to install it manually. 

> Bringing down the interface still leaves the adapter "on", so I guess 
> there is no power-saving gain when doing this. 

Fair enough, thanks.

> Is the wifi card already configured and detected by the system?

Yes, but I had to configure manually... 

Thanks for your help,

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