This work is part of a project where the goals
are: designing energetically-optimum domestic WiFi routers;
obtaining real and accurate power consumed models as a function
of router configuration, and providing the community with
an active power waveforms database, useful for considering
power consumption as a part of WiFi networks design and
In particular, in this paper we started by measuring the
active power consumption of a standard router under several
scenarios. These take into account physical transmission rates,
operation modes (transmitting/receiving), transmission powers,
compatibility modes, type of traffic, packet sizes, encryption,
ethernet connections, ...
The paper reports the setup, measurement method, the
first results and conclusions where the impact of the AC/DC
converter on the power consumed is also considered.