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 Post subject: 802.11b/g Tx Power
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:56 pm 
 
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Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:27 pm
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Location: Wichita KS
I was of the understanding that a wireless b/g card will initially transmit at full power (100mW) when initiating a link with an access point and then back off stepwise to the minimum power required for the link. I.e., if the signal was good and clean between AP and card, both parties would sense this and step down their Tx power to something quite a bit lower than 100mW.

I've done some searching, but I can't find anything explaining such a physical layer mechanism for b/g.

Am I mistaken?

Thanks in advance.


 
   
 
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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:52 am 
 
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The lowest level I have seen reference to is 1 mW
However, I know not what the other steps might be.
A wild guess: 10dB


 
   
 
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Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:07 am 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:27 pm
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Location: Wichita KS
Thanks for your help. It seems that there is no tx power control in b/g other than what is set by the user through the device driver.


 
   
 
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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:30 pm 
 
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The 802.11 spec has many chapters. Some deal with TX power control mechanisms. If I recall correctly the 11k or 11h have what you look for.






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