Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#9054 closed defect (wontfix)

Default transmit levels too low.

Reported by: Becho Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: base system Version: Trunk
Keywords: Cc:


Is there anyway for the developers of Openwrt to increase the Tx levels greater than 20dBm? When using Stock Netgear firmware my PS3 reports 95% signal strength & my son's X360 reports 93%. When using Openwrt the same devices report 77% & 70%. I cannot increase above 20 using either Luci nor CLI. I believe Stock is transmitting at what DD-WRT's wiki reports. 26dBm@2.4Ghz & 24dBm@5Ghz.

CPU: AR7161 680 MHz
RAM: 64 MB
Flash: 8 MB
Switch: Realtek RTL8366SR
Radio (2.4 GHz): AR9223
Radio (5 GHz): AR9220
Antenna Type: Internal
# Of Antennas: 8
Antenna Gain (2.4 GHz): 2.8 (3) dBi
Antenna Gain (5 GHz): 3.9 (4) dBi
***MAX TX POWER (2.4 GHz): 26dBm w/HT40, 26dBm w/HT20, 27dBm w/HT20 + G-Only***
***MAX TX POWER (5 GHz): 24dBm***
Antenna Chains (TX/RX): 1+2/1+2

The PS3 is 20Ft from router.
The X360 is 30Ft from router.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Nilfred <nilfred@…>

Invalid: Get a big ass antenna. Increasing power over a small antenna only increase noise. Try 12dBm or lower setting instead for such close setup.

Wontfix: OpenWrt binaries don't allow users to override regdomain.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by jow

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

OpenWrt obeys the regulatory limits imposed by the in-flash caldata and crda (wireless regdb). If you build yourself you can enable ATH_USER_REGD to override certain aspects of the regulatory restrictions.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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