Transmit PWR?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by lrtrees, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. lrtrees

    lrtrees Network Guru Member

    I have a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and I am inquiring as to how hight I can safely set the Transmit PWR? What works for you?

  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    15 works here. Laptop gets a connection of 70% quality through out the home.

    WDS client in kids room gets around 77% with about 30 feet of space between itself and the AP.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    It's been said that a 10mW setting yeilds the same as the original Buffalo firmware set to 100%.
  4. ivo_1985

    ivo_1985 LI Guru Member

    50mW is Ok, but depends on the condition where the router is, so if you need max power, and speed is not slowing down, then use 50mW, above 50mW appears a strange problems.
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Better antennas always best - improves reception as well as transmission
  6. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    Nothing weird happens. Over 10mW you do have stronger signal, but you also have a dirty signal. That means that you overdrive the amplifier input, so the output is distorted. And it may lead to lowering speed, as well as spreading noise in nearby channels.
    Other than that - you may go all the way up to 84mW without anything bad happening to your router. Still, I would recommend you to leave it at the lowest possible that works in the particular case.
  7. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    I have been deploying such WHR-HP-G54 units at around 20-25 mW (i.e. the numbers I specify in the Tomato setting, which may or may not be truly reflective of the actual output).

    I have also instructed users NEVER to exceed 30 mW in the settings.

    This seems to work well, and power seems okay. I just don't FEEL safe with higher numbers since these routers are for businesses and run day and night. [Note: things are different with the WRT54G units I deploy, where I routinely go above "110 mW". Again, the numbers may not be reflective of actual output.]

    This thread should also be informative:
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