From: Jean Tourrilhes (jt_at_bougret.hpl.hp.com)
Date: 2002-06-12 20:32:17 UTC
Jouni Malinen wrote :
> On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 04:46:02PM -0700, Keith Smith wrote:
> > Is there anyay to maybe make it a % value (which would make more
> > sense MAYBE) so txpower 100% means all the way up, etc. This would
> > seem to be a function of 'wireless tools' also. . .
> Current iwconfig supports dBm and mW values for txpower option and
> the driver uses only dBm. Of course these could mapped in many ways
> to something, but I don't think it is quite trivial to get it to be
> both understandable and accurate..
If you want me to add relative values (percent or whatever) for txpower in the Wireless Tools, please just ask, and I'll oblige. It's a trivial change.
But, I believe that the effort of presenting the user with dBm or mW is well worth it.