8 reasons to turn down the transmit power of your Wi-Fi

By default almost all WiFi access points transmit at full power (100mW). This gives maximum coverage and users see a good signal (“full bars”). However, there are good reasons to turn down the transmit power to a fraction of the maximum.

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How secure is your WiFi?

Do you have a shared password to the WiFi network? When was it last changed? Hasn’t anyone left the company since?

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Ubiquiti UniFi WiFi product line

UniFi network devices share common management through UniFi Controller. However, how all the pieces fit together is not obvious at first sight.


What are WiFi DFS frequencies and should I care?

The regulatory bodies are now strict about DFS requirements on WiFi access points. This applies to both new devices and updates to old ones. A simple firmware update may cause a lengthy delay before the network is operable.

WiFi heat maps

It is fairly easy to create a heat map of a WiFi network that shows the signal level across the coverage area. What’s the use, what’s the benefit of surveying and is it worth paying for?