eeePC 900 && turning off wireless (ath0)

Matthias Apitz guru at
Thu Jun 26 07:55:48 UTC 2008


Yesterday I did some tests with my eeePC 900 to see how long it would
work with the 4400 mAh battery ... it seems that turning of the wireless
card (ath0), which can be turned of from the BIOS, has big effect and
let work the eeePC for more then 2hours 15minutes;

in the Xandros Linux you can turn off the NIC as well with Fn+F2 which
in FreeBSD does not work at boot stage, i.e. when you may defer the
booting in the boot loader countdown;

is there any way to switch this off without going into the BIOS?

thx in advance

Matthias Apitz
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