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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 23:10:35 -0500
On 07/06/2012 07:22 PM, Brian Lloyd wrote:
> I wouldn't expect it to be. Remember, for 802.11 to work, both paths, i.e.
> AP-to-client and client-to-AP, have to have sufficient Eb/No for
> communications. Turning up the power in the AP improves link margin for the
> AP-to-client path but does nothing for the client-to-AP path. OTOH,
> improving the antenna on either end improves both paths.

A good commercial grade AP also hase inline boosters on receive, and 
better discrimination circuitry to reduce Signal to Noise issues.  Well 
worth the money.