On 19-10-18 15:08:28, Samuel Sieb wrote:
On 10/18/19 11:55 AM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> On 10/18/19 14:21, Samuel Sieb wrote:
>> Oh, that's a new feature. I haven't used the stock firmware for a
>> very long time.
> I was ready to install dd-wrt but found there was nothing compatible
> yet, thought I would order another ASUS and then got the response
> from TP-Link, moved the connection and to my surprise it appeared to
> work, son-in-law said it was good on his iPad too. They mention
> upgraded software for some older models ... I think they also sell
> an AP?
openwrt has support for that router assuming the one you have is the
> I notice they also have three transmit power settings, I have not
> tried changing anything there. I make the assumption that the iPhone
> receiver sensitivity with its poor antenna is the limiting factor on
> range. Increasing power will probably just stress components with
> more heat dissipated.
I don't think the power settings you can adjust will cause any
hardware issues. If you're not going to interfere with anyone else,
then you might as well have it at full power.
Actually, if you have several APs, you may want to set the power low,
so devices switch to a nearer AP sooner. The device may well use more
power if the AP it is connected to is transmitting more power, and it
also may still not be able to talk to a distant AP that it can receive
from. So, if more power turns out to be worse, try less.