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Looks like OpenWRT turns up the transmit power to 255 when it starts up on the Linksys WRT54G. Not good...

WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:“theinternetco.net” Nickname:“acrux” Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:E3:FC:A8 Bit Rate:24 Mb/s Tx-Power=31 dBm Sensitivity=20/200 Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B Encryption key:off Link Quality:255/0 Signal level:-41 dBm Noise level:-7 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Good strong signal ... outpaced several orders of magnitude by noise.

After a wl -i eth1 txpwr 40...

WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:“theinternetco.net” Nickname:“acrux” Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:0F:66:E3:FC:A8 Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=31 dBm Sensitivity=20/200 Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B Encryption key:off Link Quality:16/0 Signal level:-55 dBm Noise level:-126 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Nice and clean!

Comments

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raijna
Dec. 3rd, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC)
*blink... blink...*
huh?

*shakes head*
...nevermind.
aredridel
Dec. 3rd, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
Less noise == me not getting disconnected from the wireless network all the time.
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