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HOWTO turn down the power on Cisco APs to reduce leakage?

HOWTO turn down the power on Cisco APs to reduce leakage?

I'm trying to reduce the wireless leakage for a client, to somewhat prevent neighbors from 'seeing' the networks.

I tried turning down the power levels, with no change in signal strength. I'm using Netstumbler and Windows wireless client to 'view' the signal strength.

Any tips?

Chris Serafin

cserafin@rkon.com

chris@chrisserafin.com

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Re: HOWTO turn down the power on Cisco APs to reduce leakage?

Hi Chris,

Have you tried this method;

You can also start from the lowest possible power level and increase the level until you reach a consistent throughput. This is because in some cases, if you do not boost the signal to the maximum level, the throughput and signal strength can change continuously and not remain consistent.

Refer to Configure Radio Transmit Power for more information on how to configure the power level setting on the AP.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00802085c3.html#wp1017196

Hope this helps!

Rob

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