community Digest, Vol 152, Issue 30

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Sat Oct 10 20:20:43 CEST 2009

flecktor <nahumba at> writes:
> In reply to this post by Matthias Apitz 
> I was able to disable/re-enable wifi with following lines, I did
> however not have the time to check the impact on battery life....
> # using Atheros wmiconfig command to disable wlan
> ./wmiconfig -i eth0 --wlan disable
> # To re-enable wlan:
> ./wmiconfig -i eth0 --wlan enable
> # set re-association mode 0 :  do send disassoc when reassociation
> ./wmiconfig -i eth0 --setreassocmode 0
> # now try to reconnect wlan using gui
> iwlist eth0 scan

These commands are not what a sane user wants to disable and enable
wifi and save power. For FSO-based distros, read FSO_Resources
wikipage, for all others i advice to learn binding/unbinding trick or
just module load/unload.

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