Advice on long distance links

Rien geenspam at
Wed Sep 18 05:34:59 EST 2002

> From: Phil <chaos at>
> To: wireless at
> Date: 17 Sep 2002 09:32:10 +0100
> On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 02:36, Bruno Lopes F. Cabral wrote:
> >
> > replacing one side of the link with an orinoco AP1000 makes
> > the throughput close to 2Mb, auto fixed speed to 5.5Mb.
> > what they might did with their software to achieve that!!??
> > 
> Not all 2.4Ghz wireless stuff runs at the same output power. Some cards
> put out 50mw, and some like my own only 31mw. Perhaps the AP is putting
> out more power? Check the specifications, curious to know myself :)

The output power differences are within a few dB; the actual receiver
sensivity might be much better maybe even as much as 10dB, which can be
a good explanation for the better connection speed.

Rien Mertens, Rosmalen. Email: rien at

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