QUOTE(kutscher @ Feb 20 2004, 09:34 AM)
Yeah, you are right. I tried a LinkSys with horribles results though.
But if I'm not wrong, the signal power floats from 100mW to 500mW - I wonder if we could arbitraly set a value so the battery could last longer.
I'm used to have my Z connected thru gprs at only 56Kbps so there is no need at all for me to have 11Mbps. 2Mbps would be more than enough.
Looking through some old posts, and I have wondered the same thing. I attempted playing with iwconfig settings before, but half-assed because I don't know much about wifi. Does anyone know if you can force a wifi card to drop down to 2mbps to preserve power, or am I not seeing things the way they really work? I could see maybe that the 2mbps is more of a noise reduction thing and power depends more on distance, but I don't know. Can anyone provide even a firm no to this question, if not a yes?