Antenna gain vs maximum output power (per chain) on an access point


I have an access point Advantech (EKI-6311GN) and i need to find the best combination to get the signal as far as it can get. I have two settings :
Antenna Gain (dBi)
Maximum output power (dBm)

Antenna gain goes from 0 to 14
MOP goes from 12 to 26.

Whatever combination i use, the sum of the two cannot be over 26, it is blocked.

Anyone know how these should be used ?

Thanks !

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Robby SwartenbroekxMSP engineerCommented:
0 And 26

Probably not legal where you live.
Antenna gain is how much your antenna boosts the signal. This is higher than 0, but your AP does not know that and forces the maximum power through it. In europe the sum of both is in most countries max 20dbi.

BUT: it probably also doesn't work. The signal can get to your client, but your client probably isn't strong enough to get the return signal back.

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ti-guyAuthor Commented:
I understand, thanks !
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