Hey everyone. I'm just looking for an answer I can't work out completely logically in my head and I've not seen any posts in this forum that match what I'm looking for.
I'm wondering what are the ramifications for not setting the Antenna Gain in Routeros on SOHO and home routers. I've personally experienced some routers having high ping loss to the device (hAP AC) which if you set the antenna gain to 5 maybe as high as 8 the loss completely stops. Just curious if anyone else can shed some light on that.
To me maybe the hardware is being pushed beyond its limits. If that's the case how likely is it to cause lasting damage to the device?
Also I've seen a Mikrotik MUM in which it was said that not setting the gain also can cause the higher MCS rates to be off.