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Linksys access point is better than cisco's wireless router !?

I bought a Linksys WAP54G yesterday to

see whether my 871w is faulty. (Constant signal drops).

While I was testing, I noticed that WAP54G has a better signal strength than the 871w. What's interesting is, Linksys WAP54G only has a max power output of 15.5dbm, while the Cisco 871w has the max output of 17 dbm.

I used the netstumbler to measure the signal strength. Linksys WAP54G can constantly stay at -60dbm, while the Cisco 871w (with the max power configured) goes up and down (between -70 and -60 dbm).

They are both configured to use the same channel. I find this strange as to why a higher power output has a much lower efficiency compare to a lower power output.

Any ideas?


Re: Linksys access point is better than cisco's wireless router

Do you see this happening with all the 870 ISRs? I am suspecting a hardware issue. Can you check with a different ISR and see if you are observing the same behaviour ?