I want to make my TX-Power but I don't have the option. When I type iwconfig i get this:

wlan0     802.11b/g  link  ESSID:"296033"  
       Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.437 GHz  Access Point: 7C:05:07:29:60:33   
       Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   
       Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
       Encryption key:off
       Power Management:off
       Link Quality=90/100  Signal level=-32 dBm  Noise level=-114 dBm
       Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
       Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0`

I don't see an option for TX, how do I make my Wi-Fi card stronger?


You can use iw to register your hardware to a country. Some hardware cannot be changed.

install wavemon to monitor strength of signal (not needed for change).

apt-get install wavemon

For example, to set it to the US you would bring lan down

iwconfig wlan0

register to US or BO with 1000mwats of power

iw reg set US

iw reg set BO

or change directly

iwconfig wlan0 txpower 30

by law you need to OBEY the FCC laws regulating your region.

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  • Do I need wavemon to up tx power? – kprovost7314 Feb 11 '15 at 21:38
  • thanks @kprovost7314, wavemon is monitoring software to visually see the transmission signal strength. You do not need to install wavemon to change the tx power. – Galuga Feb 11 '15 at 22:10
  • Well with or without wavemon it wont work. Whenever I try iw reg set BO, it gives me nl80211 not found. – kprovost7314 Feb 11 '15 at 23:22

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