change tx-power

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smeegul

New Around Here
Hi everyone! bought a router Asus RT-AC1200 V2, I can't find a tx-power change. Can I tell you how to change tx-power?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Check the bottom of the Wireless - Professional page. If it's not there then you can't change it on that model.
 

smeegul

New Around Here
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Is it possible to change tx-power via the ssh command line?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Is it possible to change tx-power via the ssh command line?
It might be possible to reduce that power if that's what you want. But you won't be able to increase the power.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Try entering this command via SSH and seeing if it shows you anything:

Code:
nvram show | grep wl._txpower

Your router has completely different hardware and firmware than mine so that command might not work.
 

smeegul

New Around Here
Try entering this command via SSH and seeing if it shows you anything:

Code:
nvram show | grep wl._txpower

Your router has completely different hardware and firmware than mine so that command might not work.
nvram show | grep wl._txpower
size: 25562 bytes (35878 left)
wl0_txpower=100
wl1_txpower=100
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Try setting the power (for 2.4GHz and 5GHz respectively) to 50% as follows:
Code:
nvram set wl0_txpower=50
nvram set wl1_txpower=50
nvram commit
Then reboot the router to try and apply that change.

After rebooting see whether the values are still set by running the same command as before:
Code:
nvram show | grep wl._txpower
 

smeegul

New Around Here
Thanks, it worked out.

nvram show | grep wl._txpower
size: 25491 bytes (35949 left)
wl0_txpower=50
wl1_txpower=50
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Thanks, it worked out.
Use a WiFi app that shows the signal strength at various settings (10,25,50,75,100) to confirm that it's actually having an effect. Some routers just ignore the number.
 

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