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Wifi Search Time Interval?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by trevorx3, Mar 6, 2010.

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    Is there anyway to change the intervals of the wifi scanning? I think I heard there's a way to change it if the Droid had been rooted. I will gladly root (again) if this is the case.

    I would like to leave my wifi on, however I go between many hotspots and don't want it scanning every 5? seconds. I would prefer a 10-15 minute interval.

    Any ideas or suggestions?
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    Not sure but you might try Locale
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    Not sure about that, personally. I would like to limit the Wifi scanning to save battery. Wouldn't using Locale, which would actively be using GPS, contradict my wifi battery saving?
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    Yeah you have to root again. These changes are in the build.prop, located under /system. Its pretty self explanatory:

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    wifi.interface = tiwlan0
    # Time between scans in seconds. Keep it high to minimize battery drain.
    # This only affects the case in which there are remembered access points,
    # but none are in range.
    wifi.supplicant_scan_interval = 15
    
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    Sorry, I don't have Locale and I'm only barely familiar with its features but I was under the impression that it allows one to set timers as well as location to control various phone features. There's another app (that I'm also not familiar with--great help, aren't I?) called timeriffic (I believe) that might do the job for you. It is limited to scheduling as I understand it.
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