Battery drain over WiFi only when on DIR-655
Hi shoman, I have a basic question about high battery drain over WiFi; does it have to do with the kernel or the firmware? I see high WiFi drain when I am at home (I have DIR-655 at home), but it is fine at work. I got 6%/hr drain while the phone wasn't being used for about 5 hours. I don't recall this high drain on SHOstock2 2.2.3-Siyah3.2b1 combo (but I was on that combination for just 2 days, so I am not sure). Right now, I am using 2.2.6-CherryPicker 1.1 combo. Knowing whether the ROM/kernel could be responsible for this, I can start experimenting with different version of the ROM or the kernel.
I have set up a static IP for my phone.. actually for all the WiFi devices in my house.
Yes, it is set to fixed 2.4GHz
I have to set to WPA because the WiFi PCI card on my desktop (yes PCI card, it's that old) doesn't understand WPA2. I still went ahead and changed the security to WPA2 for a day. I even tried removing security altogether and use MAC filter instead. But that didn't help. I also play with the beacon interval, etc settings on the router. That didn't seem to make much difference, actually I underpowered it so much that all the devices in the house began to lose connection :P
@shoman and other people having 0 wifi complaints: What router do you use?
Not sure about all routers, but I know on mine, NetGear WNDR3400, if you enable the combo mode (WPA/WPA2) you lose N speeds and are limited to G speeds only, 54Mbs. That's probably still fast enough, but I'm just saying. Also, on my router, ipV6 was disabled by default. I'd bet they all are unless you specifically enable it. I could definitely be wrong...it's happened before, my wife reminds me all the time!
Out of curiosity, not to be argumentative, but why would running combo be faster than just WPA if WPA is the limiting factor? It would seem logical that if you're limited to what you can get by WPA, enabling WPA2 won't get you anything additional? Or, is it only going to be a limiting factor if you have another device on your network that is using WPA and that's causing the limitation? Thanks in advance, dude.
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