Using hostapd to turn a Rpi3 into a wireless access point on 2.4Ghz band.
How can I estimate the broadcast power of this AP?
PS adapter is 5V 2.5 A. P=IV = 12.5 watts, but, I think that's just the available source adapter power and not really what would be used.
What could I do to measure the broadcast power of this?
SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
- Broadcom BCM43438 chip provides 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless LA
- Networking: 10/100 Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless
Looking at the specs of the BCM43438 I see:
So looking at the table I see a range from 37 to 41 mA * 3.6V = max 0.1476 Watts.
Does this look right? And, is that powerful for an access point if so?