N66U 5Ghz can not change power Level

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by agh1701, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. agh1701

    agh1701 Serious Server Member

    I am wondering if my new N66U has bad 5ghz amps. I can no see a power level change using Wi-Fi analyzer on my phone.

    I am using shibby 110 also tried 110 ND. Can anybody offer any suggestions?
  2. Planiwa

    Planiwa Network Guru Member

    Can you do what you are expecting on 2.4 GHz?
    If so, how exactly?
  3. agh1701

    agh1701 Serious Server Member

    Have not tried the 2.4, because the power level is good. Windows says excellent signal quality and a reading -55 dbm. Whatever changes I make to the 5, windows says fair to good and a reading of -70 dbm. Tried 50, 80, 100 mw.

    Also tried:
    nvram set pci/1/1/ccode=US
    nvram set pci/2/1/ccode=US
    nvram set wl0_country_code=US
    nvram set wl1_country_code=US
    nvram set regulation_domain=US
    nvram set regulation_domain_5G=US (Default is Q2)
    nvram commit
  4. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member

    Windows default wifi networking to measure signal quality is a terrible tool.

    And ideally you should be transmitting some data, not 'idling'.
  5. agh1701

    agh1701 Serious Server Member

    I am using Wi-Fi analyzer wich is an android app. Not the best but better than windows. The point is that the readings never change.

    I believe the 5ghz band is capped at 50mW.
  6. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    There's not going to be much difference with transmit power in those ranges. Try comparing very low setting (e.g. 5) to zero (default) or very high setting. If that doesn't work then the transmit power setting isn't working.

    Drivers are closed source and we have no idea or control over how a setting change translates into power output. mW reported by the drivers are often wrong. Actual output seems to level off in the 40-80 range (setting of 40-80, not mW) with recent drivers.
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