iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1000mW - how is this possible?

Madhusudan Singh chhabra
Thu Jul 10 22:44:32 PDT 2003

Why not plug in a small torch bulb to find out ? :)

Jun Sun wrote:

>I just tried that.  To my surprise, no error.  And even more,
>it reports the txpower as if 1000mW were set (30dBm).
>I know my card has 100mW maximum power.  Is ther a bug in the
>driver or driver can't read txpower correctly?
>wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"yunfei"  Nickname:"gateway"
>          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: 00:06:25:A8:29:41
>          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=30 dBm   Sensitivity=3/3
>          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>          Power Management:off
>          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-100 dBm  Noise level:-100 dBm
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>          Tx excessive retries:82  Invalid misc:3986   Missed beacon:0
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