I've been tracking the madwifi power issues for a while now, and there are a number of
open tickets relating to txpower. Nobody seems to be working on them.
The ubiquiti cards apparently have a firmware "hack" that actually sets a higher txpower
for lower (IIRC 15-17) power settings via iwconfig. I haven't seen that with the Engenius
high-power cards, although my testing is very ad hoc. I don't have a spectrum analyzer
handy, but that may change soon :).
La Canada Wireless Association
Santa Fe, NM
rabbtux rabbtux wrote:
I'm trying to evaluate my new SR9s. I have 2 WRAP boards and 11db
antennas. I seem to recall at one point that I saw the TX power
reported by iwconfig as 26db (700mw). Now a couple weeks later when I
resume field tests, I noticed it was 16db. I can change the power
down and iwconfig reports it, yet I can't change it above the 16 now
I swapped pigtails, and even SR9s to look at this. Can anyone suggest
some way to verify power output short of a spectrum analyzer??
Thank you kindly,
Rabbit Meadows Technology
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