getting started with wlan

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Wed Mar 24 08:39:45 CET 2010

Kai-Martin <kmk at> writes:
>> In SHR WiFi is powered on and off through FSO's Resource handling.This is
>> usually set to 'auto' so it will be powered up if an app requests the WiFi
>> resource, and shut down when nothing is requesting it.
> Does "wmiconfig -i eth0 --power maxperf" interfere with this setting?

When the device is turned off you obviously can't change its

>> and I have to use 'wmiconfig -i eth0 --power maxperf' to get a
>> reliable connection when setting up with wpa_supplicant.
> Great tip! 
> With maxperf wlan connection is finally solid :-)
> I reckon, this also means increased power consumption. Is there an option to 
> get back to normal, too? Or more broadly: Where can I look up the features I 
> can adjust with wmiconfig? (Did I mention, I miss access to man
> pages?)


There's no decent man page unfortunately, just info returned by
wmiconfig itself.

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