iHost Turbo Mode

What is the transmit power in Turbo Mode? It was 9dB before but it looks that in Turbo Mode it is still far away from 20dB wich means it DOESN’T HELP AT ALL. Why don’t you give customers choice between 1-20dB. Please don’t write about regulations becasuse all cuntries have different regulations especially China. Why do you want to decide for me. Another insignificant “improvement”.

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Turbo mode uses the maximum transmission power supported by the chip - 20dB

@Alexie : I am also experiencing no difference between Turbo Mode ‘On’ and ‘Off’:

Turbo Mode ‘Off’

Turbo Mode ‘On’

Other than toggling the switch in the menu, is there anything else that needs to be done for the increase in db to take effect?

I also don’t see signal increase on the zigbee map in turbo mode

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There must be some bug or real signal strenght is much lower then 20dB. When I use my Zigbee Bridge (20dB) everything works perfet. The same is with Dongle E flashed with router firmware.All devices have the same chipset and I put it in exactly the same place. When I use Dongle E I see on the Zigbee map that signal is strong but when I’m using iHost in Turbo Mode signal is weak and some of devices are disconnected. In my opinion it is intended action of sonoff only to buy more sonoff devices with router possibility. Unfortunatelly it will not work because all this router devices can’t connect to iHost with such weak signal and their signal is even worst. That is really sad and I don’t understand sonoff at all.

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Zigbee signal of iHost is disaster .I have the same appliances in HA with sonoff dongle and work very good.

What is shown here is not signal power and signal strength … Instead of RSSI, the zigbee map showing LQI. If you look at the details page of this ZBMini 2 device, you may see that the RSSI probably shows good.

LQI measures the overall communication effect - even if the transmit power is adjusted to 100db, it will not necessarily affect the display here.

I understand your explanations but it doesn’t change the fact that some of my zigbee devices are disconnected and on some I have reading breaks. It is the same situation before I set Turbo Mode. It is hard to believe that Turbo Mode works because as I have written in previous post I don’t have such problems with Zigbee Bridge and Dongle E.

I don’t see any improvement with Turbo Mode. I have exactly the same problems as before. I know that zigbee map is not the best tool to talk about signal strenght. I’m talking about dissconected divices. Luckily I have my old zigbee bridge. Maybe you should check the firmware before realese… Now Turbo Mode is just a toggle wich is doig nothing.

@Alexie : Thanks for the detailed info. Learned something new.

But unfortunately I also do not see any difference in RSSI:

Turbo Mode Off

Turbo Mode On

As you can see, the RSSI is Weak whether Turbo Mode is On or Off

Any other ideas?