Asus is a popular manufacturer of Windows-based notebook computers. Notebook computers are convenient for their portability and built-in Wi-Fi or wireless adaptors which allow for Internet connectivity on the go. One drawback of Wi-Fi usage is that the wireless adaptor consumes energy while it is operating. This energy consumption can be of special concern with laptops, as these portable computing devices run on batteries whenever they are not plugged in. Reducing the power consumption of the wireless adaptor may increase battery life.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Asus Notebook with wireless adaptor
Click on the "Power Management" icon on the system tray (it looks like a plug and a battery), then click "More power options."
Under "Select a Power Plan," click "Change plan settings" below the currently selected power plan.
Click "Change advanced power settings."
Click the "+" sign next to "Wireless Adapter Settings." Click the "+" sign next to "Power Saving Mode," then click on the current power setting next to "Plugged In" or "On Battery." Choose a new power setting from the list. "Maximum Performance" will give the Wi-Fi adaptor the most power while low, medium and maximum power saving will use less energy.
Click "Apply" and then "OK." You can click "Restore Plan Defaults" to undo any changes at a later time.
Tips and warnings
- Lowering the power usage of your wireless adaptor may decrease signal range or signal strength.
- You may wish to keep Wi-Fi power high while your computer is plugged in but change to a power-saving mode when you are using the battery.
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