confusion on transmit power

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confusion on transmit power

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:43 am

hi

 

im reading the data sheet of my access point and am a little confused

 

 

"Transmit power @ normal temp range for FCC:

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802.11b: 16 dBm @ 1TX, 19 dBm @ 2TX, 20.5 dBm @ 3TX

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802.11g: 13 dBm @ 1TX, 16 dBm @ 2TX, 17.5 dBm @ 3TX

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802.11n: 17 dBm @ 1TX @ MCS0~5/8~13, 13 dBm @ 1TX @ MCS6/14"

 

i basically understand everything except "@ 1TX" or "@ 3TX". whats a "TX"?

 

 

thank you

markus


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Re:confusion on transmit power

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:57 pm

Hello,

 

Tx should be Transmitter. Like Rx is Receiver.

1Tx means one antenna, 2Tx means two antenna.  There are no 3rd transmitter out yet I believe.

However you have 3 Rx.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Brendon


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Re:confusion on transmit power

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:44 pm

makes sense to me now. thanks brendon


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Re:confusion on transmit power

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:14 pm

Hi Brendon,

 

I don know what those TX means. However, in 11b and 11g there is no way to have more than 1 transmitter. Even a 1242 with 2 antennas in diversity, there is only 1 antenna transmitting at a time, so Im suspicious that this would be the meaning.

 

Only in 11n, you have 2 antennas transmitting at the same time, and no 3 yet.

 

Regards,

Nicolas


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