Is it confirmed that we can still use this card in it's full output power (23 dbm) in standard-AP mode and standard-Client mode ?
Sorry but no - just spend another day trying to get the card to perform better without luck. Also the Mikrotik support does not react on this issue eventhough I send them the same description as posted here 20 days ago.
I am using the card in 4G Meshcubes (http://meshcube.org
) - in linux using the opensource driver I may send the command "iwconfig wlanX txpower=auto" and thus enable the card to perform with 200mW as expected. HOWEVER the Mikrotik RouterOS does not allow this string to be processed to the card as I described in previous posting in this thread.
Using the HostAP (in the 4G meshcube) proves that the driver for the Senao is quite iregular in its powersettings and the only good setting for the card is "auto" thus this problem.
BTW it seems like the PCcards shipped for the Mikrotik Router is quite similar to Senao's own cards - maybe OEM or something like this...???
All I need is to be able to send the command: /interface wireless set wlanX tx-power=auto to the card and all the troubles would most likely be gone.
HOWEVER this is a classical example on the disadvantage of using propritarian SW distributions like MikroTik instead of opensource - there is always some constrain that wasn't thought off while evaluating values send to cards and stuff... This may only be solved by a solid support backup - in this case this seem to be a bigger problem then normal, in any case the silence from support is destroying my project and I am on the edge of giving up using Mikrotik with my 200mW card.
PLEASE ALLOW SENDING THE STRING "TXPOWER AUTO" TO PRISM-BASED CARDS!!!
Niels - DjurslandS.net