So I tested my B5 units indoors for a week or more just to get a feel for the settings and configuration in general and I was very impressed. iPerf testings showed really good results and I played with almost every setting using both auto-everything and manual settings.
Now that I have put my devices in the field for testing I’m seeing an issue; wither I’m using auto-everything or manual settings the radio seems to always suggest low power levels (much lower than I feel is required). I really get a link up and when it does go up it’s around -93dBm.
The link is 7.5 miles of which 99% is water. No mater what channel setting I choose, the radios do not seem to allow for power levels higher than 7dBm; I can only seem to get this level on one frequency. Most of the frequencies only allow for 1dBm max.
The auto-everything setting never chooses the 7dBm settings, always 1-4dBm. Does this even sound right for a link of this distance? I can never get even 300mb rates with these settings.
I came form a Mikrotik background. I have links at 10-12miles (99% over the water) and I get -55dBm links.
What am I missing?