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Turn Wifi Power Management: On

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:22 pm
by Glo
Hi, can anyone tell me how to reverse the process to turn WiFi Power Management back On?

Background: I followed the forum entries to figure out how turn Power Management: Off (from On) -- I did this because I thought my wifi was being dropped (but my wifi router was just faulty). Since turning Power Management: Off, I have had a lot of interference with AM radio. I tried to reverse engineer all the codes I found in the forum to turn Power Management back On myself, but I have not hit on the right code yet.

Thank you for any help.

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm
by kc1di
here is one way in a terminal enter this

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xed admin:///etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf
it will ask you for your password.
When the file opens change this line from 2 to 3.

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[connection]
wifi.powersave = 2
so it looks like this

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[connection]
wifi.powersave = 3
save the file and Reboot.

you can check to make sure it's on by entering this command in the terminal

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iwconfig

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:57 pm
by JeremyB
Glo wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Hi, can anyone tell me how to reverse the process to turn WiFi Power Management back On?

Background: I followed the forum entries to figure out how turn Power Management: Off (from On) -- I did this because I thought my wifi was being dropped (but my wifi router was just faulty). Since turning Power Management: Off, I have had a lot of interference with AM radio. I tried to reverse engineer all the codes I found in the forum to turn Power Management back On myself, but I have not hit on the right code yet.

Thank you for any help.
Why in the world would power management have anything to do with AM radio interference? Wifi is using 2.5 GHz and commercial AM radio is in kHz

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:03 pm
by catweazel
JeremyB wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Why in the world would power management have anything to do with AM radio interference? Wifi is using 2.5 GHz and commercial AM radio is in kHz
Signal drenching can happen across frequencies if the OP is close to a transmitter, especially if the transmitter is close to the 1.5-1.6GHz upper AM band. It's possible that the OP needs full power just to overcome local interference.

Cheers.

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:34 pm
by Glo
Thanks for the quick response and suggestion.

for some reason my computer is not accepting that command - it says the specified location is not supported.

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:38 pm
by JeremyB
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iwconfig; cat /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On - RESOLVED

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:10 pm
by Glo
Thank You! I got this command to work!
I appreciate the help.