[Loadstone] OT WiFi on the N95

Dave Carlson dgcarlson at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 31 02:32:35 GMT 2009


Tom,

Okay, I've checked all this and I'm definitely not using the WiFi. Thanks 
for the help.

Dave

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tomás Hromádka" <t.hromadka at seznam.cz>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: January 30, 2009 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] OT WiFi on the N95


Hi, if you mean automatic scanning of wifi networks, so you can turn this
off in
menu tools
settings
connection
wireless lan.
And you can scan for wlans wheneever you want in menu connections,
connection manager,
available wlan.
Tom, E60

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Carlson" <dgcarlson at sbcglobal.net>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:07 AM
Subject: [Loadstone] OT WiFi on the N95


> Shawn,
>
> Sorry for not taking this off-list, but you mentioned WiFi on the N95 and
> that yours is switched off.
>
> I have Bluetooth switched off, but I can't find any specific place to go
> and
> switch off WiFi. Is this covered somewhere in the N95 documentation?
>
> Dave
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: January 30, 2009 2:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Internal vs external receiver
>
>
> As far as I can tell the gps is not in use if not being used by any
> applications. I have it enabled on my n95 and haven't noticed any effect
> on
> the battery if it's not being used by any application. I haven't done
> enough
> testing with the internal receiver to know for sure what effect it has on
> battery life when in use. If your battery is only lasting a little over a
> day then you're either making heavy use of the phone or you need a new
> battery. If you have wifi enabled then this will cause your battery to
> drain
> faster. On my n95 with the wifi disabled I only have to charge it about
> once
> or twice a week.
> The internal gps receivers are based on the sirf 2 chip and don't seem to
> give the same performance as the newer sirf3 or mtk chips. I'd say it's a
> good backup receiver but you probably wouldn't want to use it as your
> primary receiver.
>
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, Dave Carlson wrote:
>
>> Kevin,
>>
>> You mention battery drain. If the internal GPS receiver is not being used
>> by
>> any apps like LS, but defined as the default positioning device, does it
>> still use battery power? Or in other words if it's not needed, is there
>> any
>> way to keep it from using any battery power at all? My N95 battery lasts
>> about 1-1/4 day, on the average.
>>
>> Dave
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kevin Chao" <kevinchao89 at gmail.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: January 30, 2009 10:25 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Internal vs external receiver
>>
>>
>> One more thing to mention is that using the internal GPS receiver takes a
>> considerable toll on the battery.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
>> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 3:53 AM
>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>> Subject: [Loadstone] Internal vs external receiver
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> "How do I connect the internal receiver and how well does it work?"
>>
>> Since this question is asked over and over again I'd like to incorporate
>> the answer in the documentation. I don't own a N82 and the likes, but
>> what
>> I picked up on this list has resulted in the following:
>>
>> "If your phone has an internal GPS receiver, activate it, go to
>> Options/Settings/GPS and select 'phone' in the GPS Source option. When
>> you
>> plan on using the internal GPS receiver, go to the gps menu and also use
>> 'Save as default'. This will set the internal gps receiver as the default
>> for the phone setting and will not override your setting for a default
>> external bluetooth gps receiver."
>>
>> For a newly purchased phone with internal receiver are there any other
>> steps that need to be done, and if so, where are these actions in the
>> phones menu?
>>
>> Based on a number of logs I have received from users of these phones I
>> compared them with the Royaltek RBT2110 (the standard according to the
>> majority of users) and came to the following conclusion:
>>
>> The internal receivers of the N95 and N82 seem to be a lot like SiRF2
>> equipped receivers of two years ago. They are usuable for the LS program
>> but have a few shortcomings. The sensitivity of the receiver is less,
>> resulting in less usable satellites reported in equivalent situations.
>> This
>> also results in a slower aquisition time of the Ephemerus data, the so
>> called 'warm start'. Use in urban areas results in more frequent
>> connection
>> loss than when using the RBT2110. The accuracy is a direct result of the
>> number of satellites seen, so this also suffers from the lesser
>> sensitivity. On the scale of 'Very good' to 'Not usable' the internal
>> receivers score 'Usable' (middle of the scale) where the RBT2110 scores
>> 'good' to 'Very Good'.
>>
>> I agree with the argument of having only one gadget to load and carry and
>> if you are using the combination in a open area it's a valid argument. If
>> your walking takes place in an urban environment you should consider the
>> better performance of an external receiver that has proven itself for use
>> with LS.
>>
>> Rob
>>
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