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Mk4 Txpower Vs Mk3 Txpower


bl4ckc4t
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Is there any reason why the txpower on the MK4 was set lower than the MK4?

And I've tried to change the settings, but will not go beyond 18 dBm.

I issued the following commands, just to try if it will go beyond 18 dBm:

iw reg set BO

iw dev wlan0 set txpower fixed 2700

Comparison:

-------WiFi_Pineapple MKIV

root@Pineapple:~# iwlist txpower

lo no transmit-power information.

eth0 no transmit-power information.

eth1 no transmit-power information.

br-lan no transmit-power information.

wlan0 unknown transmit-power information.

Current Tx-Power=18 dBm (63 mW)

mon.wlan0 unknown transmit-power information.

Current Tx-Power=18 dBm (63 mW)

-------WiFi_Pineapple MKIII

root@Pineapple:~# iwlist txpower

lo no transmit-power information.

eth0 no transmit-power information.

br-lan no transmit-power information.

wlan0 unknown transmit-power information.

Current Tx-Power=27 dBm (501 mW)

mon.wlan0 unknown transmit-power information.

Current Tx-Power=27 dBm (501 mW)

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Transmit power is would increase the range and how many clients in that range potentially. But it does not mean higher success rate by increasing transmit power. It all depends on how you look at it. (Lil tipsy right now so interpret as you will)

What Mr. Protocol is trying to say is tx power is one factor out of many in the equation of signal strength.

Tx power + antenna gain is how much power you're transmitting. Minus noise from antenna cable and loss from obstacles in the way of the rf waves (walls, windows, furniture even). Then on the receive end you have Rx power + antenna gain - noise from antenna cable.

So those are the factors you try to increase and decrease accordingly to up your chances of getting clients.

telot

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A lot of consumer radios don't handle upping the power very well. Cranking them up may induce more noise than anything, which would cause the opposite of what you intend. It also does nothing for the receive sensitivity. They may be able to "hear" you, but if you can't hear the other side of the conversation, what's the point, unless you're being an ass-bag deauthing the whole neighborhood.

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