I very recently received my brand new ePods and have successfully completed the full hack. I was lucky enough to get the last one at Neiman Marcus. While I know I'm a little late to the party, I am excited to have one of these beautiful little machines.
I've searched the boards and hack pages and can't seem to figure out how to turn off the netdetect light in the upper left corner. The hack pages say that I have to sign on to the net for a first time in order for the netdetect to cycle once. I have only used the ePod in a network I have set up and will never have the particular opportunity to "sign on". Has anyone come across a simple solution to this little dilemma.
Also, I have been using a linksys wireless network card. Has anyone else noticed massive battery drainage when using one? My battery drains completely in about half an hour when I use the ePods machine on battery power with the wireless. I am going to let the battery drain completely a couple of times and fully recharge it in order to see if that improves the situation. Hopefully, this is not a defective battery.
...just a peanut who bit the apple
I use a Linksys wireless every night and I am getting 2.5 to 3.5 hours. I run the unit all the way until it shuts off automatically and I then immediately start charging and I leave the unit off during recharge. I have never lost any data letting the unit drain all the way down.
When the unit is all done charging I have to do a soft reset to get the battery indicator (battmon.exe) to work properly again. I wish I could get closer to the 8 hours of battery life and I have no idea if the short life has to do with the wireless card.
Your shorter battery life has everything to do with your wireless card. 802.11b is a very power hungry spec and will use up your battery very quickly.
When I was using my ePod I could easily get 6-7 hours of use out of it. The battery indicator is a bit of a problem but you don't always have to reset in order to get it working again. I have found that if you leave the unit on while it is plugged in for a few minutes it usually resets the indicator.
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