I have a GL AR-150 which works very well. I have connected it to a “stronger” omnidirectional antenna, and adjusted the TX power to 13 dBm, and I have seen it perform very well, configured as a repeater, I had excellent performance with an antenna more than 100 meters away.
However, since I’m (obviously) on the same channel, I got a bit worried: Am I being noisy and drown the signal for everyone else, or am I being good by repeating the original signal and thus enhancing the signal for everyone?
I could see both things happening, as I could imagine that everything that comes to my antenna is repeated, so that people using the original ESSID are actually helped by the presence of my router and antenna. But OTOH, I could also imagine that the signal is not repeated, and only clients on my ESSID can take advantage of it, and thus, since I’m transmitting on the same channel, I effectively add noise…
So, which one is it?