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2.4ghz USA and Europe power difference????

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by johnnyb, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. johnnyb

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    I got a wireless link to connect me to a remote location which gets on the internet, i get around 13mbit :)

    BUT my netgear 802.11g access points only work when they are selected to United States. Is there that much of a difference in power regulations between here and there?????
     
  2. Burbleflop

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    From what I remember, the maximum output power allowed in Europe is 100mW as opposed to 250mW in the US.
     
  3. MikeOCUK

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    that shouldnt really effect it, if anything it should work better set to europe!!
    the US has more restictions, and so a reduced number of available channels. what AP's do you have and how are they configured?
     
  4. tolien

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    Erm, two and half times the transmit power's going to make a hell of a difference.

    Is it the same with the APs and clients closer together?
     
  5. Burbleflop

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    :confused:

    You're right that there are less channels available in the US (1-11) compared to Europe (1-13) but like Tolien said, 2.5 x the output power is going to make a significant difference.
     
  6. MikeOCUK

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    it is, but i was unaware that it boosted the signal strength if set to US. I've got a meeting with netgear and linksys this week so ill Q them over it.