Quoting Dave Hylands <dhylands@...>:
> This happens because the wifistix draws too much power for the voltage
> regulator on the robostix to provide.
> The best workaround is to power both the robostix and the wifistix.
> There have been several long discussions about this in the archives.
Thanks a lot for your reply, Dave. I appreciate it very much.
I am wondering how to cut down on the power drawn by the Wifistix.
There is the power parameter specified in the /etc/network/interfaces
file. It is "100mW" by default. I wonder how much difference
that makes. If it were 10mW, would the Wifistix draw appreciably
less power? If it does make a difference, I wonder what setting
would be required, say, to just send a signal a few meters.
Would 1mW be enough?
Thanks a lot to anyone who can shed some light on these questions.