N/APosted on - 09/27/2011
Wi-Fi consumes power whenever it is on. The older the Wi-Fi's network adapter is, the amount or usage is usually self-determining in the network traffic volume. Since, it keeps the Wi-Fi radio active at all times. What I want to know now is what are the several factors that can affect the battery life of my PC when Wi-Fi is active. Any ideas?
Factors that affect the battery life in using Wifi?
Your question actually answers your question that Wi-Fi is a network protocol that needs power (electricity) to work the radios used to send and receive data. The required power of a Wi-Fi radio is restrained in decibel millwatts (dBm). Wi-Fi consumes power every time the radio is on. In summary, the battery life of a Wi-Fi devices differs on numerous factors including; the type of battery installed.., rating of the dBm on a Wi-Fi rafio.., how frequently the Wi-Fi radio is turned off vs. on.., and the power needs of the display screen, processor and other elements of the hardware separate from Wi-Fi