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Rcommended power setting

Discussion in 'HyperWAP Firmware' started by jbrbv, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. jbrbv

    jbrbv Network Guru Member

    What is the recommended power setting for a WAP54G?
    I"ve been reading 56 mW.
     
  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    There is no single recommended power setting, that gives best results for everyone. You have to try and see, which is the best setting for *your* network configuration. This depends on many things.
    For example on how many clients are connected to your WAP54G, where these clients are located, which kind of obstacles are between the AP and the clients and which material these obstacles are made of (wood, concrete, metal, bricks...), if it's a long range link or a short range link, which channel you are using, if there is interference on this or neighbouring channels...

    As a rule of thumb you can say, that with a higher power setting both, the strength of the signal, and the noise on the link is increasing. But to get the best throughput, you should try to maximize the signal-noise-ratio (signal strength / noise). Netstumbler http://www.netstumbler.com is a good tool, to get an idea of the signal-noise-ratio of your link.

    For example with my WRT54G I'm getting much better results with power setting <20mW, while the Linksys default setting is something about 30 mW (I'm using directional antennas).
     
  3. ssam

    ssam Network Guru Member

    i have 84 ;) the noise is a bit bigger, but the signal in much stronger...
     
  4. jaydubb

    jaydubb Network Guru Member

    Is it possible to run the signal strength that high without burning the WAP54G up? Which antenna's do you use?
     
  5. DeeJ07

    DeeJ07 Network Guru Member

    Running at 84.

    Using MustDie 2.07R1 I have been successfully funning at 84 with both my WAP54G and WRT54G. I am not concerned about 'burning them up', but I am starting to wonder if it is contributing to this funny feeling in my head...
     
  6. romanov

    romanov Network Guru Member

    Nothing to worried about wifi radiation

    well , maybe you think that raising the power will hurt you...
    but their a lot more powerful Access point out there, like i know
    Engenius @ Senao using about 200mW for default radio power out put
    on their AP. So 84 mW not killing you at all....beside that 2.4Ghz
    spectrum it not an ionize band..like those inside the microwave that
    turn water to vapor ...so don't worrie...
     
  7. Tiva

    Tiva Network Guru Member

    what about AP's ? they will be hurt by these power settings or not ?
     
  8. moxie

    moxie Network Guru Member

    Ugrading to firmware 2.07 rev1

    When trying to upgrade to 2.07rev 1 I get an error cannot downgrade firmware ??
     
  9. trey504

    trey504 Network Guru Member

    bla bla bla read the instructions
     
  10. moxie

    moxie Network Guru Member

    ok trey504 your just to cool
     
  11. sutil

    sutil LI Guru Member

    I've been using wap54g_v3-3.08-HiPower.104 and i set its output power to 200mW try it and see what i mean :)
     

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