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    Default Low network power

    Hi linux noob here. Ive got a Latitude E6400 running windows 7. Im using vmware to run backtrack 4. I have a Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0. I also have a wrt54gs router. Everything seems to be running smoothly and my internet connection is decently fast with i connect to it. However when i use the airodump-ng command i get a Pwr of about -40 to -30. This also seems to make data collection very slow. O and i am about 5 feet from the router probably more like 3 its not a distance problem. any ideas?

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    this was explained by somebody already, even if you see Pwr -30 it actually means 70 i think.

    well, sorry for that BS as this explains all:
    Negative PWR Levels? - Page 2 - Remote Exploit Forums
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    pwr question - Remote Exploit Forums
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    Default Re: Low network power

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenrose View Post
    this was explained by somebody already, even if you see Pwr -30 it actually means 70 i think.
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    Default Re: Low network power

    well i think i have figured out the problem. it seems that every network i have tried has had a negative power similar to my own network. However when i view them in the regular windows network center it shows fine connections. For whatever reason the negative in front of the PWR seems to just be a bug probably caused by the adapter i am using.

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    Yes I get a negative reading too from my on board wireless and Alfa USB, I remember reading somewhere that it just depends on the adapter used and it is not a bug. In other words there is no problem, it's just how it shows power. Strange yes I know.
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    Just one of the places that contains the info you seek OP.
    airodump-ng [Aircrack-ng] < in the "PWR" section of the table.

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