How to turn down the signal strength to reduce leakage?

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htarra Tue, 05/08/2007 - 13:54

power client command on the access point to adjust the client power

DigitalAirWireless Tue, 05/08/2007 - 14:08


depending on your environment you might need to down power your AP quite e bit to make any significant reduction in "RF leakage" out of your clients premises.

If you trying to prevent neighbors form "seeing" the network, on a basic level dont forget to disable the broadcast of the SSID.

Hope this helps

Cheers, Mark

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sdoherty Thu, 05/10/2007 - 06:27

I did this because management had cisco coming out to do a site survey so I turned the power way down. The signal still showed up across the street - about 200'...

john.preves Sat, 05/12/2007 - 04:53

Your AP is too close to a window or wall where this signal strength is possible 200 feet outside.

This is why AP placement and antenna selection are so critical.

Make sure when the survey gets done that the ability to have the signal stop at the sidewalk is on you list of "things you want the infrastructure to do when they finish designing it".

If you do not write it down and present it as an issue you would like won't be.


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