[rt2x00-users] nl80211 tx power interface when max tx power is unknown?
helmut.schaa at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 20 20:02:51 EST 2012
the tx power calibration data of rt2800 devices sometimes doesn't
contain the actually used tx power.
As such we cannot
1) provide the max tx power to mac80211
2) configure the hw to arbitrary tx power values
The legacy driver deals with these two cases:
1) When the calibration data contains the maximum EIRP tx power it
will use that to calculate the setting of arbitrary values.
2) If it is not available the legacy driver allows to set a percentage
value (50% ~ -3dBm, 25% ~ -6dBm etc.).
Would it make sense to add support to nl80211 for setting
tx power values as percentage of the original tx power instead of
using arbitrary dBm values?
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