DD-WRT Change Emit Power?

Microsoft Windows xp home edition eng 3p...
September 24, 2012 at 16:15:18
Specs: XP, Pentium 4
In a 2006 blog post it stated that you could increase the router's power by changing the Emit Power setting in Wireless, Advanced Settings and change Emit Power from the "default at a paltry 28mW" to something like 70.

I can't find this setting in my current firmware. Does it still exist in some manner and if so, is it a good thing to change?


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September 25, 2012 at 05:08:36
It's not built into the router's official firmware (ie the firmware supplied by the router manufacturer). It requires a third-party firmware update which you do entirely at your own risk (it could potentially "kill" your router completely).

The firmware doesn't support every router so you must check the published list of supported models before going ahead with it. See this: http://www.ehow.com/how_8793952_do-...

Personally I would never use any firmware update that wasn't official, and I certainly wouldn't mess with the "Emit Power" setting. It may contravene local regulations on wireless signal power, plus it would increase the risk of interference with other wi-fi devices in your street. Your neighbours would soon come banging on your door!

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September 25, 2012 at 10:01:30

Not sure what device you have wrt on but maybe not all of them have this setting for all modded devices. See the link and the dd-wrt docs for all the available choices. As the link says the value may be subject to each device.

What device and what version are you running?

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