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So my WiFi Keep Alive Issues With Android 5 Might Be Cured on 2 of My Devices…Maybe.

A wireless mouse fixes the WiFi sleep issue?
A wireless mouse fixes the WiFi sleep issue?

Both my BLU Studio Energy 2 smartphone and Asus Z580CA Tablet are running Android 5.0 (I know, why?), but they both have similar issues to my Dragon Touch X10 Tablet with Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat in that they die  WiFi-wise when the display goes to sleep.

I have tried every combination in the book until tonite, where I found that if I turn off the data connection (cell), on the BLU Studio Energy2 and set the WiFi to never sleep, it actually appears to never sleep!

Now in the case of the Asus Z580CA Tablet, which is for sale incidentally, but that is neither here nor there, the cure was a complete surprise. No matter what I did with the settings the damned WiFi would go into dreamland shortly after the display shut down, even when plugged in.

However, after playing about with my wireless mouse attached with the super nifty USB C-Full USB adapter, the tablet appears to remain awake. Considering the fact that I am writing this on my PC and posting it on the Asus Tablet right now, which has been “asleep” for roughly 10 minutes, I believe that I have reached a viable alternative to leaving the screen on at minimum brightness.

This however is no excuse for an operating system to have a setting that is labeled “always on” and yet does not work in more than a few cases.

But it does show that if you test enough, you WILL find a workaround, not necessarily the obvious one, but one you might never expect.

I have yet to test this out on the Dragon Touch X10, since it to can use a wireless mouse as well and usually has one attached (when in use as my LogiTab), but I am still hoping for that elusive Android 5.1 upgrade.

Tim


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For the non-believers out there, here is how you get your Asus to run 8-12 hrs as a Server: video

Asus Z580CA after running a server for 8 hrs.
Asus Z580CA after running a server for 8 hrs.

A few folks have questioned me about the Asus Z580CA lasting as long as it does as a server when running as a backup here, and I am now going to show you how to get that battery life extended, well beyond what you might expect from this less than easy on a battery device!

It is really quite simple. There are but a few steps that you need to do to use a fully charged tablet for pretty much half the day as a server. You will be surprised just how easy this is…

The steps are as follows:

  • Start with a fully charged Tablet. Clear anything in the applications list!
  • Turn on your web server, in this case KSweb. Now point your router to it.
  • Go into display settings and set the display to sleep: never
  • Now turn your display brightness to minimum,
  • Last open Chrome and close the default tab and you have a nice dark screen.
  • Charge your Asus after about 10-11 hrs of use.

For those who must have video see below.

Tim


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The Asus Z580CA Has Decent Battery Life When Run as a Server!

Asus Tablet Server after about 8 hrs on.
Asus Tablet Server after about 8 hrs on.

So if set up correctly and running on just the battery, the Asus Z580CA makes quite a decent little web server!

I turned it on about 9am today and here at 5pm or thereabouts the battery is still looking good! (click the image above to see).

Of course I am still selling it because I need to explore a Windows 10 Tablet with a bigger screen size. But I still think this is one of the best tablets in this size range you can buy.

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USB C to Standard USB adapters have arrived for my Asus Z580CA Tablet.

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USB C to Full Std USB Adapter

So I ordered these little jewels about 4-5 days ago and they arrived today, 2 days ahead of schedule. In fact I am using one right now as I write this article using a wireless mouse from Logitech, via the new USB C-Std USB adapter.

The price on these wasn’t bad, all told including shipping about $6..40 each for 2. The construction appears to be excellent and having a spare is a bonus, since many newer devices are now coming with the USB C type port.

So I now own 2 LogiTabs! Well technically 2 tablets capable of running a mouse and keyboard. But you get the point right? The real point here is you don’t need expensive 2 in one tablets when you can purchase inexpensive keyboards and a wireless type mouse and use it with any Tablet out there. Most of them will do just fine!

The Asus Z580CA all set up as a mini-notebook.
The Asus Z580CA all set up as a mini-notebook.

Below is a short, crappy as usual, video I shot demonstrating mouse functionality.

 

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Just Playing with the Asus Z580CA Camera Today.

_6511792So the Asus Zenpad S 8 has a lot of options for the camera and I played with one this afternoon.

I decided to try out the animated GIF feature and it seems to work pretty well and you need about 10 seconds to figure it out. Below is one of the GIF images I created in about 2 seconds.

Click to see animation.
Click to see animation.

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