What is the proper way to turn wlan on/off? Other wlan questions.

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Fri Dec 19 09:40:31 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

| When I was in the Taipei office, I was told of the four antennas in my
| GTA02v6, only the wifi antenna couldn't be totally powered down by
| software. If I didn't want it to use any power at all, I would have to
| physically remove it. Is this still the case?

Well, not antenna taking power but a "module".  Yes the AR6001 is wired
up so it has the "always on" 3.3V power going to it... in fact even this
turns off when the device is off though.  But it is powered in suspend
for example.

However you can send it a command to enter a very low power state, which
is what we're talking about making easier on this thread.  So that will
get us as close as possible to it not taking any power.

- -Andy
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