Advice on long distance wireless links?

Simon Byrnand simon at
Thu Sep 19 09:33:17 EST 2002

At 12:31 17/09/02 +0200, Michael Renzmann wrote:

>Phil wrote:
>>>replacing one side of the link with an orinoco AP1000 makes
>> 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 :)
>Just to drop that part in: the AP1000 uses a normal Orinoco card. They 
>are available with 15dBm tx power (having a black antenna cap) and 8dBm 
>tx power (having a red antenna cap). Most probably he will use the black 
>cap card, so he has something about 32mW with this constellation.

Is there any way to find out which power level the card is once the antenna
socket cap has been removed/mixed up/lost ?

I have a number of bronze and Silver cards and I'm curious to know if
they're all the same power.


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