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Old 11-18-2015, 04:13 AM   #1
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Question regarding routers


Hi all,

Bold question:
Is there any router out there of which i can change the Tx power output?

I was kinda looking for a solution like this: http://www.wifishop.nl/engenius-ecb6...-g-n/pid=28261 (sorry for the Dutch) but not as an access point but as a router.

Thanks for your help!

**edit**
Just found this one: http://www.lafalink.com/product_443.html
What is the transmitting power? How do i need to read this: http://www.lafalink.com/download/201...00_EN_V1.0.pdf

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Old 11-18-2015, 07:07 AM   #2
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OpenWRT allows this.
 
Old 11-18-2015, 10:10 AM   #3
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Yes a lot of them do. Not just open source, even my Asus RT-AC68U running the stock firmware allows it.
 
Old 11-18-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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But is anyone familiar with the routers i refer too in my first post?
 
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Never heard of either of those brands before.
 
Old 11-18-2015, 02:45 PM   #6
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Me neither.

However, what was wrong with the statement that the 'RF power could be 500mW' in the Lafalink link earlier? It seems to be saying what you are asking for (even if, in reality, it does you no good)?
 
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More transmitting power helps little if there is no increased sensitivity on receiving side, it is a two-way communication. If you need to increase range use directional antenna.
 
Old 11-18-2015, 03:29 PM   #8
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More transmitting power helps little if there is no increased sensitivity on receiving side, it is a two-way communication. If you need to increase range use directional antenna.
And which router does have these directional antennas?
 
Old 11-18-2015, 03:57 PM   #9
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I doubt any do, but they all have removable antennas, so there's nothing stopping you from replacing the omni-directional antenna it comes with with a directional one.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 03:56 AM   #10
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(My first attempt at this seems to have got lost, so apologies if this eventually gets doubled.)

Well, all routers have removable antennas if you are prepared to use a
hammer... And they aren't really omnidirectional, just, mostly, weakly
directional. You see the spec '6 dbi' quite frequently, and that's a
weakly directional antenna, or it couldn't reach 6 dBi. That's the
physics of the situation, although the '6' may be seen as an
exaggeration, or possibly just a bit optimistic.

In any case, what would really help would be a statement of the
problem; what are we actually trying to cure?
 
Old 11-23-2015, 06:13 AM   #11
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In any case, what would really help would be a statement of the
problem; what are we actually trying to cure?
Fair question!
What i try to achieve is better coverage of my wifi signal. The problem is that in my neighbourhood everybody is using wifi and the problem with this is that it is too crowded on almost all channels. I tried everything but nothing worked so that's why i figured that maybe enhancing my signal would improve.
 
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The only realistic way is to use more than one access point. I personally have everything that does not move wired.
 
Old 11-24-2015, 01:09 AM   #13
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The only realistic way is to use more than one access point. I personally have everything that does not move wired.
I can't wire everything sadly although having everything wired is my thing as well. No problems with bad connection, bad signals, it's even safer than wireless, etc....

The router i have now is placed central in my house but still bad signal. The problem really lies in too much WiFi signals in my neighbourhood. And i can;'t forbid my neighbours not using WiFi Not sure though if more access points really helps.

All the channels (1-13) are really crowded and cramped up. When i use a WiFi analyser tool i see that signals using the same channel are pushed around like they are fighting for the best spot.

So, that's why i came with the idea using an access point with a stronger signal. But i keep the idea of havin more access points in my house in the back of my mind.

Thanks everybody!
 
  


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