turning wifi off

Michał Brzozowski rusolis at poczta.fm
Tue Jan 13 00:09:04 CET 2009

Robin Paulson wrote:
> 2009/1/13 Michał Brzozowski <rusolis at poczta.fm>:
>> I think this applies to all distros.  It's still a big mistery for me
>> how to turn off wifi after you used it so it doesn't drain power.  Or
>> even better turn it off when the phone is suspended and then turn it on
>> again.  I tried 'iwconfig eth0 essid none', 'ifconfig eth0 down', but
>> the phone is still draining a lot of power and the wifi icon is still on
>> in Om2008.12.  I'm looking for a command line solution, but if there's a
>> great app that manages the wifi and turns it off correctly I'd be happy
>> to use it.
> some simple scripts here, including wifi on/off (properly) which
> apparently work well. i'm giving them a go myself later today:
> http://freeyourphone.de/portal_v1/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=295
> _______________________________________________
Ah, so according to the scripts it's
'iwconfig eth0 txpower off'
I'll give it a try tomorrow.

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