Power consumption of my laptop/router with OpenWrt

Hey there, nice to meet you all!

I have a question about my Openwrt x64 laptop/router. My question:

What can I do to lower the power consumption of my router?

What I have already done:

  • powertop, changed almost all powersaving options to auto
  • Laptop Display removed + 1x ram-stick removed
  • unplugged all unnecessary stuff

Additional packages I've installed: (actively running)

  • SQM
  • nlbwon
  • samba server

Laptop Specs:

Additional Info: (Power consumption)
-idle, no networkcable plugged in: 10W
-idle, all cables plugged in (USB-Lan dongle including (rtl8153)): 13W
-idle, after powertop tuning: 11.4W
-full network load, speedtest (1Gbit/s): 19W
-idle, running ubuntu server configured as router: 5.8W ---> Why is this one so much lower compared to Openwrt? Other freq_scaling drivers?

Thank you for reading !

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cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_driver

if it's intel_pstate -->
cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo



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