Advice on long distance wireless links?

Michael Renzmann mrenzmann at
Thu Sep 19 15:46:18 EST 2002


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

Take one card you know that it is a black cap. Put it in an access 
point, take a notebook, activate the client manager link test and move 
with the notebook until the link quality gets near the lower end of 
range. Now have someone at hands who can exchange the cards in the 
access point. If the link quality is nearly the same with the exchanged 
card, then it should be a black cap. If you don't get a connection 
anymore, it most probably is a red cap.

This is no perfect way to determine, but close to perfect ;))

Bye, Mike

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