turning wifi off

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 23:59:00 CET 2009

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:


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