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Thread: Increase Wi-Fi TX Power / Signal Strength

  1. #41
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    Nov 2015
    I believe that the cards have a firmware limitation to max rf power... I have 3 wlan adapters, one goes up to 33 dBm,oher goes at maximum 30 dBm, and the third one only goes up to 20 dBm (same computer with same regulatory files).

  2. #42
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    Dec 2015
    thx for sharing guys

  3. #43
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    Dec 2015

    Thanks mmusket33!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mmusket33 View Post
    This works on a AWUS036H

    ifconfig wlan0 down
    iw reg set GY
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    ifconfig # check set to 30dBm

    worked for me on kali 2.0!!!

  4. #44
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    Mar 2017
    ?? - TX is transmit, not RX; receive.

  5. #45
    Sorry to pull up an old threat but I am at a loss with this now. I have two cards, a AWUS036NEH and a TPLINK WN772N and have tried these both in VWWare fusion with Kali and Ubuntu 14.04. I am NOT trying to increase power, I am actually trying to decrease it.

    The arguments are accepted to the card but when I check the settings are not accepted. If the power levels are hardcoded to the device can someone suggest a card that will support this. If not could it be an issue that the card is managed somehwhere by the host OS and VMWare cannot change this?

    iwconfig wlan0 txpower 10
    root@kali:~# iwconfig
    wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
    Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Last edited by maiki; 2017-04-25 at 09:33 AM. Reason: Disable smilies

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