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

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Tue Dec 23 19:39:13 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
|>>> 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.
|> mh>    This provides enough information to enter low power state (look at
|> mh> wow section). http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/WiFi
|> OK, I'm curious, if I don't ever turn WLAN on, am I already in the
|> lowest power state?
| Basically, WLAN is turned on when system is up. It's hardcoded in kernel.
| I'm not sure why it looks like that. I suppose WLAN is in lowest state

It's like that because at least until the change to mainline SDIO stack,
there was no way to get the WLAN device recognized after boot otherwise.

Maybe we can do better now?

- -Andy
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