Zcomax 200mw Card And Tx-Power

Michael Shuler mike at bwsys.net
Mon Dec 9 11:09:03 EST 2002

Earlier in the mailing list I noticed an email about Tx-Power capping.
Essentially it said (if I understood it correctly) that the power will
always be capped at 20db.  However Zcomax now makes a 200mw (23db) card.
I'm using 'iwconfig wlan0 tx-power 23' and it seems to work, i.e. I type
'iwconfig' and it shows 23db power...but I guess based off the previous
email in the mailing list, is it actually setting it to 23db or is it
capping it at 20db?

Also I have noticed when inserting a card and putting it into 'Master'
mode the tx-power seems to take on a random power level...is this a bug
in hostap/wireless tools or something wrong with the Zcomax?


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