From: Henry Qian <henry@am...> - 2003-11-10 21:39:39
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neal Gokli [mailto:gokli@...]=20
> Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 9:45 PM
> To: madwifi-devel@...
> Subject: [Madwifi-devel] Per-packet TPC
> On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 Sam Leffler wrote:
> > > On Monday 20 October 2003 03:37 am, Anthony Wright wrote:
> > > hardware. Also the ability to be able to do per packet=20
> > > power, so if you're talking to two people, one close and one far=20
> > > away you could be sociable and lower the transmission power when=20
> > > talking to the one who's close.
> > Per-packet TPC is possible on the 5212 and later parts but=20
> isn't yet=20
> > available (even for Atheros drivers). It will happen together with=20
> > support for hardware multi-rate retranismission (another=20
> > feature). Right now the main focus is getting support in for a new=20
> > part that has already hit the retail channels and which,=20
> > unfortunately, the existing HAL code doesn't handle=20
> properly (instead=20
> > of rejecting the part as unsupported it attaches and then jumps=20
> > through a null function pointer--oops).
> > Sam
> First of all, thanks to all the developers for the great=20
> work. A lot of us really appreciate it.
> I have a question about per-packet transmission power=20
> control. A lot of research is going into new transmission=20
> power control schemes, but nearly all of these have gone=20
> untested in the real world. The hardware has not supported=20
> it until now, and it has been difficult to find out if=20
> limitations are in hardware or in the drivers.
> If 5212 supports this, a lot of people in the research=20
> community will be happy to hear about it. I plan to make an=20
> easy interface for researchers to test their TPC schemes, so=20
> they can validate the results of their simulations in the=20
> real world. Can I just change the txpower parameter of the=20
> ath_hal_setuptxdesc() call for each packet that is sent?
It needs a HAL change in order for that to work.
> so, how do I find what values are acceptible?
> Thank you much,
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