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 From:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Some questions on MTU, transmit power
 Date:  Fri, 06 Jul 2012 18:20:55 -0500
On 07/06/2012 04:59 PM, Uwe Dippel wrote:
> I dare to ask two questions in one go, hope this is okay.
> Recently, we moved to another place which has larger distances and
> thick walls. So the power at the receiving stations is low. I have
> already bumped up the transmit power of the Atheros 5212 from 5 to the
> maximum that I can get, that is txpowmax 32. Still not sufficient ,
> alas. Now I wonder if anyone has a suggestion for a MINI-PCI card that
> can deliver more and is supported by m0n0wall?

In my opinion, they are all not really up to the task.  I would go with 
an Engenius external AP, like the EAP300 and you will get MUCH better 
penetration.  A real hammer is a better hammer than a multi tool hammer, 
no matter which one you get.