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    Wireless and Power Consumption (WXPP (SP2))

    Is it me or my imagination. I have noticed that when I am wireless, and on battery, my wireless connection slows to a crawl. This to me is frustrating. Is there a setting I can change, or is it my imagination?
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    Re: Wireless and Power Consumption (WXPP (SP2))

    Who knows what you are imagining, and what other circumstances may be changing - coincidentally or otherwise.
    I think you need to do some testing - such as found at adslguide.org - running on both mains and battery. I suggest you do several tests to get an better average set of results.

    Apart from that, I can't think of any reason why a wireless connection should be slower, but did you <img src=/S/rtfm.gif border=0 alt=rtfm width=24 height=23> relating to your hardware?

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    Re: Wireless and Power Consumption (WXPP (SP2))

    Maybe you have the laptop in a different place when it is plugged in, and there is better wireless coverage there?

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    Re: Wireless and Power Consumption (WXPP (SP2))

    Thanks Stuart and Leif. I have been in Las Vegas for the past week. I was on wireless for most of the time down there and didnt notice much difference when I was on battery power. Must of been my imagination.
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    Re: Wireless and Power Consumption (WXPP (SP2))

    If your connection is broadband (and I assume it is as there is little point to wireless dialup these days <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>) you can check your speed online here. HTH
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    Re: Wireless and Power Consumption (WXPP (SP2))

    Some of the speedtesters give varying results, I find this one more consistent http://www.broadbandspeedtest.net/ though note you have to give a donation to get your upload speed.

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