Whats the difference between wireless gain, power settings?

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Feb 24th, 2009

I'm trying to maximize antenna coverage on some APs, and having trouble understanding the differences in the settings.

The settings I'm messing with are:

interface dot11radio0

antenna gain 128

power local cck 1

power local ofdm 1

What do each of these settings do specifically?

Appreciate it, going to try to look up each command to try to understand, but if someone could explain it in real-world terms, I'd appreciate.

Thanks!

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Scott Fella Tue, 02/24/2009 - 15:00

The antenna gain command does not impact the radio setting at all and is used for information by the WLSE if you have one.

Here is a link that explains the antenna gain:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_4_JA/command/reference/cr34main.html#wp2448409

The power local command specifies what power setting you wish to use, 1 being the lowest mW setting:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_4_JA/command/reference/cr34main.html#wp2459939

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