I'm learning about the 802.11 regs. In a book I'm using, "CCNA Wireless 200-355 Official Cert Guide (Certification Guide) 1st Edition by, David Hucaby (Author). Page 53", it has the following clause about 802.11g.
Be aware that 802.11g has the following limitations:
- It is used in the 2.4GHz band,...
- OFDM devices are limited to a maximum transmit power of 15 dBm, rather than the 20 dBm limit for DSSS. This is due the way the RF energy is spread across the channel width.
I can't verify this any anywhere else, and it contradicts what I read earlier in the book that the FCC limits the 2.4 GHz ISM band to 30 dBm transmit power and 36 dBm EIRP.
Can anyone verify this or clear this up?