My question is this. On wireless TX Power (either radio) default is 71 (Range: 1 - 1000mW). If I may, let's assume that the "71" is mW. That's just 7% power. And clearly the "71" is not dB, dBm, or EIRP.
Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:38 Post subject: Re: re: Netgear R7000P TX Power
The DD-WRT Wiki recommends not to deviate from default.
What needs explaining?
Why does DD-WRT recommend TX Power at 7%?
that is an old recommendation and is not valid anymore. Auto doesn't mean 71mW, i guess the label saying default is 71mW has to be altered or removed altogether to avoid confusion.
basically, keep it at Auto, auto means the radio will output max allowed power based on channel and regulatory domain selected. btw, R7000P does a great job with coverage specially 5GHz compared to other routers i have.
if using US domain, keep TX power at Auto in advanced, select channel 6 for 2.4GHz and channel 161 for 5GHz, you should be getting max allowed power.
and changing the level manually to any value doesn't make it go higher than allowed output, so if you want highest output you select Auto, if you want to limit output, you put a value. for example in one of my APs i limit output to 10mW, why? because i want the AP to cover one room only, the room it is installed in.