Time Capsule Settings - Power and Country Variations

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wifibilly, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. wifibilly macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Few questions on power output and wifi strength for the new TC (or AirPort Extreme):

    1. On Apple's web site they state that it supports 32.5 dBm (varies by country). Does anyone have a list of those countries and corresponding power outputs ?

    2. Can the dBm be altered using the "Country" option in the Aport Utility; I noticed there is an option there, what does changing the country do exactly?

    3. Is there a way to force the TC to only use 802.11 a/b or g only ... or is it always supporting all versions at all times?

    4. Any way to reduce the power output / signal strength through some SSH hack, or other method? I would like to weaken the power to at least 50% of what it is now; short of cracking it open and pulling out the antenna, hope there is an alternative :)

    Thank you - appreciate any help or feedback ! :)
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    3. alt-click the list of options, it will give you more than are normally there.
     
  3. wifibilly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi waw74,

    Thanks for the reply ... will this change the power output/strength of the TC, or just the version of supported speed?
     
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Be careful, as changing the country may also change the frequency/power combinations used, and you may find yourself transmitting in a frequency range or at a power level that is reserved for something else in your country, thus bringing an eventual knock on your door if something gets interfered with.

    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_WLAN_channels

    A.
     
  5. wifibilly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi all,

    thanks for the feedback ... so i just noticed that in the new version of AirPort Utility there are many missing features (e.g. transmit power, interference robustness, multicast rate etc.) ... how do I get all those features back with the new TC? That way I can at least control the output power, a/b/g/n/ac settings etc. - see the 2009 manual below of the older version with a whole bunch of options i cannot see in the new version ...

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA930/en_US/Apple_AirPort_Networks_Early2009.pdf
     
  6. wifibilly thread starter macrumors newbie

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