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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post

    A WiFi transmitter is about 1 watt
    , much, much lower power. A CB radio is limited to a maximum of 4 watts output. Thus, it has 4X the power of a WiFi transmitter. AM radio stations can be as much as 50,000 watts.
    That's with an amp right? Most radios are labeled in mW (milli-watt). Real good ones are in the 300 to 500 mW range. A standard linksys wrt54g is 63.1mW.
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    Not sure. I just looked up WiFi max wattage and found that max was 1 watt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Not sure. I just looked up WiFi max wattage and found that max was 1 watt.
    Well that really depends on where you are located. In the US the FCC says 1 watt for the radio and 4 watts EIRP (equivalent isotropically radiated power), if you're using an omni antenna. If a device is FCC regulated, it will be below this. The problem comes in when people start building their own setups. It's not too difficult to go over this with some of the stuff I've seen here on the board. Take the 1 watt amp, add a 6dbi omni to it, and you're at the max 4 watt output. You'll actually be just a tad under giving losses for connectors. You really should never use an amp on wifi unless it's absolutely necessary, and you know what you're doing. Even short term exposure from a one watt amp and a high gain directional antenna can damage your eyes, and other sensitive parts of your anatomy.
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