run(4) in AP mode and battery consumption of mobile devices

Damjan Marion damjan.marion at
Thu Mar 1 17:25:52 UTC 2012

On Mar 1, 2012, at 5:25 PM, Adrian Chadd wrote:

> Hi,
> What were you using as an access point?

Cisco 1100 and Linksys WRT350Nv2/OpenWRT, much longer battery life on both...

> It could be a power saving management issue with freebsd net80211, but
> it's also quite likely that one of the other power saving methods
> (ps-poll, uapsd) is supported by your AP but not FreeBSD net80211.
> I'd love to see pspoll/uapsd support in FreeBSD..

Anybody else have some experience with for example iPhone and FreeBSD AP?
My battery discharge time is around 10 hours.

BTW My performance is similar to the following post: (search for iPhone)



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