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Access point power levels

I am running a 4400 controller and cant remember how to read the access point power levels.   I know the range is 1 to 8 but what represents full power.  Is it 1 or 8.

Thanks

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New Member

Re: Access point power levels

from command line: show run-config

Tx Power
      Num Of Supported Power Levels ............. 8
      Tx Power Level 1 .......................... 20 dBm
      Tx Power Level 2 .......................... 17 dBm
      Tx Power Level 3 .......................... 14 dBm
      Tx Power Level 4 .......................... 11 dBm
      Tx Power Level 5 .......................... 8 dBm
      Tx Power Level 6 .......................... 5 dBm
      Tx Power Level 7 .......................... 2 dBm
      Tx Power Level 8 .......................... -1 dBm

So, to answer your question: 1

New Member

Re: Access point power levels

Revised:

5GHz

Tx Power
      Num Of Supported Power Levels ............. 8
      Tx Power Level 1 .......................... 17 dBm
      Tx Power Level 2 .......................... 15 dBm
      Tx Power Level 3 .......................... 14 dBm
      Tx Power Level 4 .......................... 11 dBm
      Tx Power Level 5 .......................... 8 dBm
      Tx Power Level 6 .......................... 5 dBm
      Tx Power Level 7 .......................... 2 dBm
      Tx Power Level 8 .......................... -1 dBm

2.4GHz

Tx Power
      Num Of Supported Power Levels ............. 8
      Tx Power Level 1 .......................... 20 dBm
      Tx Power Level 2 .......................... 17 dBm
      Tx Power Level 3 .......................... 14 dBm
      Tx Power Level 4 .......................... 11 dBm
      Tx Power Level 5 .......................... 8 dBm
      Tx Power Level 6 .......................... 5 dBm
      Tx Power Level 7 .......................... 2 dBm
      Tx Power Level 8 .......................... -1 dBm

Hope this helps you out.

New Member

Re: Access point power levels

Thanks - thats what I needed.

Chris

Re: Access point power levels

There is a lttle catch you need to know on the A side ... Depending on the channel you select the TX power is different ..Here you can read more about this ...

http://www.my80211.com/cisco-wlc-labs/2009/10/30/what-you-need-to-know-about-tx-power-and-80211a-5ghz-on-a-ci.html

Example --

If you use channel 36 your max TX power is 11 dBm which is power 1 on the controller.

If you use channel 149 your max TX power is 17 dBm which is power 1 on the controller

I hope this helps...

Please rate helpful post!

Thanks

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New Member

Re: Access point power levels

Oh yes, nice catch George.  Excellent site, btw, I visit it often.

Re: Access point power levels

Hey Hall...

Thanks ... I have some new videos going up in the next 2 weeks and some great troubleshooting tips ...

btw -- Thanks a bunch for the rate!

__________________________________________________________________________________________ "Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin ___________________________________________________________
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