How do I adjust the wifi transmission power of the wlan hotspot?

asked 2014-09-07 16:42:49 +0300

immo gravatar image

updated 2016-08-17 11:10:02 +0300

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I am using the Jolla wlan hotspot for my tablet when I am not at home. My tablet receives the Jolla hotspot signal at a distance of 30 to 40 meters free space (at least, I did not check larger distances). So the current transmitting power is more than enough for my current usage, that is Jolla in my pocket, tablet in my hands. So how could I reduce the wifi transmitting power of the Jolla hotspot? I guess, I could save a lot of battery power.

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Maybe the hotspot settings menu could contain an option to set the transmitting power and indicate a probable receiving radius. Adding this feature could be done while solving this problem:

immo ( 2014-09-07 18:10:07 +0300 )edit

I'd suggest using bluetooth instead, as it's more efficient. Currently you'll need an app for it on Jolla to enable it (available from Harbour), but it works fine in my experience. Just as any other mobile I had since 2002 I have BT enabled all the time, ready to provide internet access to my other devices. The extra battery drain is quite low, insignificant even. I've never understood why one would mess around with wlan anyway for on-the-go use...

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-09-07 21:02:51 +0300 )edit

I would like to do this with bluetooth, it sounds ok to me. But I am sorry, I can't find this app.

immo ( 2014-09-07 21:43:56 +0300 )edit

It's called "Tethering".

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-09-07 22:07:26 +0300 )edit

Uups, I found "Tethering", installed it and it seems to work just fine. Thank you for this great tip.

immo ( 2014-09-08 00:10:19 +0300 )edit