From: Jim Thompson (jim_at_musenki.com)
Date: 2002-06-08 19:43:34 UTC
the tx power code in hostap assumes that 20dBm (100mW) is the maximum available. 23dBm (200mW) Prism 2/2.5 cards now exist from several vendors.
On one hand, this is merely cosmetic. 200mW interfaces are reported as 100mW interfaces:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"musenki" Mode:Master Frequency:2.412GHz Access Point: 00:30:B4:01:0A:C4 Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=1/3 Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:583680 Missed beacon:0
my concern is that there is no way to turn the power down on a 200mW card, and then to turn it back up.
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