I guessed as much… thanks for the confirmation though @alzhao!
On a somewhat unrelated note: any chance that we can have more useful power settings reinstated in the gl-inet firmware?
I’m specifically thinking of 25mw (14db) which is an allowed level for channels > 149 in Europe.
Instead of scaling based on dbm (as is currently the case in the gl-inet web admin console power settings) it would make more sense to scale by mw. I have been learning about matching EIRP to boost signal strength recently and it would seem that the power in mw is the more useful baseline to get a useful scale of options (instead of dbm) - currently there is a huge difference between the ‘max’ and ’ high’ values - where ‘high’ is actually only 10% of power of ‘max’!
Honestly I think you guys may have oversimplified things by removing the granular options in previous firmware so I would be at least very grateful if you could reconsider this one option.
For extra info - if you are in europe, the only way to have full channel usage with gl-inet firmware currently is to use Australia or NewZealand region setting as you get to use channel 13 in 2.4ghz and you get to keep channels 149-161 in 5ghz. The caveat is that you are only allowed 25mw (14dbm) for channels 149-161 in europe but this setting is no longer accessible from your web admin console.
I’m currently staying somewhere with a 1-5-9-13 channel scheme and connecting to the nearest channel 13 AP ruined my config because I had been happily using channel 161 in 5ghz with a 00 (world) region setting.
I understand that certification is expensive and that your devices are primarily FTC certified (not ETSI).
However for your European users it is currently all compromise (or they will just be breaking the law unwittingly).
I understand that with openwrt you cannot have two different user-set regions simultaneously so if you would only reinstate the option to set the power to 25mw (14db) it would make 5gz more fun to use in Europe because your firmware does not fully support the current rules without a lot of hackery.
LuCi is of course available to make this change - but it is a total pain to use as it takes often a very long time to open each page. Not to mention that this is a regression as we were previously allowed to choose 25mw (14dbm) in previous firmwares.
Anyway - food for thought. Thanks again, I hope that you will consider it.
Also… have not seen anyone mention on forums yet but I want to wish you all the best in these trying times - you all have my support at least!