Subject: 802.11 power management frobbing with ifconfig
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/2000 20:10:51

I just added a `powersave' command to ifconfig(8) so that you can
manipulate power management parameters of 802.11 devices.  This was
something you could already do with wiconfig(8) but:

	(1) ifconfig(8) is what /etc/rc uses, etc.
	(2) It's specified by 802.11, so other cards may
	    support it.

I've modified the wi(4) driver to understand it.  People with other
card types, you'll want to investigate support in your cards.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>
	   ...enjoying longer battery life at the IETF...