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  Topic : [Sharing]RT-N66U 3.0.0.4.270 Tx Power Adjustment New Topic
Apex
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Posted:1/31/2013 3:50:00 AM # 1
Hello,

I've owned the RT-N66U for about 3 weeks now and it's pretty good, I'm satisfied about it.
I've seen on some forums that this router consumes quite a lot power and I've seen that some users modify the Tx Power Adjustment option but no one quite knows how much that changed anything...

There's one thing that I don't really understand:

What's Tx Power Adjustment about? Can someone explain more please? It's about the power consumption or the wifi signal strength or both?

The default value it's 80Mw. I've changed it to 10Mw for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz but the wifi signal was the same(I've checked the signal strength at predetermined distances until there was no signal at all), and the router heated up the same.

Then I saw people saying that changing the value could affect the router's life span and I've changed it back to 80Mw.

What's the best value?

Thanks a lot.

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RMerlin
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Posted:1/31/2013 6:04:00 AM # 2
Just leave it on the default value.  Adjusting this is mostly meant for people trying to extend their range, it will have no measurable effect on your electricity bill.

BTW, it's 80 mw.  80 Mw would imply Megawatt, which I doubt is the case, unless you are feeding your router with straight 220V ;)


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Author: Apex Posted: 1/31/2013 3:50:00 AM

Hello,

I've owned the RT-N66U for about 3 weeks now and it's pretty good, I'm satisfied about it.
I've seen on some forums that this router consumes quite a lot power and I've seen that some users modify the Tx Power Adjustment option but no one quite knows how much that changed anything...

There's one thing that I don't really understand:

What's Tx Power Adjustment about? Can someone explain more please? It's about the power consumption or the wifi signal strength or both?

The default value it's 80Mw. I've changed it to 10Mw for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz but the wifi signal was the same(I've checked the signal strength at predetermined distances until there was no signal at all), and the router heated up the same.

Then I saw people saying that changing the value could affect the router's life span and I've changed it back to 80Mw.

What's the best value?

Thanks a lot.


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Apex
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Posted:1/31/2013 6:48:00 AM # 3

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Author: RMerlin Posted: 1/31/2013 6:04:00 AM

Just leave it on the default value.  Adjusting this is mostly meant for people trying to extend their range, it will have no measurable effect on your electricity bill.

BTW, it's 80 mw.  80 Mw would imply Megawatt, which I doubt is the case, unless you are feeding your router with straight 220V ;)


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Author: Apex Posted: 1/31/2013 3:50:00 AM

Hello,

I've owned the RT-N66U for about 3 weeks now and it's pretty good, I'm satisfied about it.
I've seen on some forums that this router consumes quite a lot power and I've seen that some users modify the Tx Power Adjustment option but no one quite knows how much that changed anything...

There's one thing that I don't really understand:

What's Tx Power Adjustment about? Can someone explain more please? It's about the power consumption or the wifi signal strength or both?

The default value it's 80Mw. I've changed it to 10Mw for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz but the wifi signal was the same(I've checked the signal strength at predetermined distances until there was no signal at all), and the router heated up the same.

Then I saw people saying that changing the value could affect the router's life span and I've changed it back to 80Mw.

What's the best value?

Thanks a lot.

actually it says 80mW, I've remembered it wrong.
thanks for the info.



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Jay
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Posted:1/31/2013 7:01:00 AM # 4
MW stands for Milliwatts and the higher you set it will increase the heat of the router. In the long term will burn out your processor prematurely. 

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