[Battlemesh] What hardware still works?

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 11:26:33 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:03 AM, David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2016, fboehm wrote:
>> Am 14.03.2016 um 21:20 schrieb Valent Turkovic:
>>> Summary - you will always have much better wifi network if you reduce
>>> range of your routers, make smaller cells lower the power on them, but
>>> have more of them deployed.
>> I dont't fullly agree because there are also devices that can also receive
>> better than others and not only transmit better. My feeling is that the old
>> WRT54G is good in both. It's mainly about the analog frontend (PA, LNA,
>> calibration, ...).
> more, smaller cells let you re-use the radio spectrum sooner, which means
> that you either have less congestion (lots of users) or you can consider
> using more sepctrum per user (higher bandwidth for a small number of users)
> Increasing power helps if you live out on a farm with nothing near you. If
> you are in suburbia, you are just shouting louder, which helps in the short
> term as you out-shout people near you, but in the long term, they just start
> shouting louder as well and soon everyone is deaf. Turning power down and
> deploying more APs avoids this spiral.

I have always advocated for 1dbm transmit power for WBM tests, last
editions were run at 18dbm.

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