Best Transmit Power WRT54GL (Tomato)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by eduardi, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. eduardi

    eduardi LI Guru Member

    I make many test , and the best is 60 mW

    Transmit Power 60 mW (range: 1 - 251; default: 42)

    And you :)?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    100mW for me
  3. eduardi

    eduardi LI Guru Member

    toxic do you test tranfer files with 60 and 100 mw in the two aps?
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    two aps?
  5. madsul

    madsul Network Guru Member

    How would you test what is the best power setting?
  6. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    I use 19 mW myself. Really.

    -doesn't radiate as far, esp. if you're nearby.
    -less power also means less interference.

    I already get maximum speed on my transfers with 19 mW I could probably go lower.
  7. eduardi

    eduardi LI Guru Member

    I use two aps dwl54gl, one to transmite other to recibed , and i tested diferent distances, and i have the best tranfer when i have 60mw, i make the test in four aps and i have the same resulted.
  8. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    From my tests, raising the tx power beyond about 42mw do not help much, get a better directional/omni antenna. I've seen situations where the signal "quality" was raised by increased tx power to 84 mw, BUT actual file transfer was slower than a 42 mw. You must do some real-world tests of ACTUAL file transfers to make sure, don't trust what the "signal" meter on the firmware tells you. The signal may be "slightly more dirty" than a less powerful signal. You just need to find the correct "balance" of increased tx power strength without significant impacting the "actual" signal quality in your particular location.

  9. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    The very exact value for my GL. 42 mW to penetrate a brick wall to the other bedroom (my daughter's computer's location). The GL is in our bedroom and it's set at 42 mW and with an Asus WL-138 G I have -54 db signal. But on WRT are 2 directional anntenae (pl. anntenas ?) of 6 bd gain (Edimax mini-panel), each of them.
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