Maximum wifi transmission power per country

For some reason it appears that this is quite hard to come by, most documentation only talks about the transmission power in dBm which is just less easy to read than mW to me. So here’s a list of the maximum allowed transmission power (EIRP) per country.

Note that the a and b bands means the 802.11/a (5GHz) and 802.11/b (2.4GHz) respectively. While these are not specifically named, this includes 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g and the collections such as 802.11abgn.

Country 802.11 Bands Channels Max txpower
AT a 36, 40, 44, 48 60
Austria b 1-11 100
AU a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
200
1000
Australia b 1-11 200
BE a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
120
120
Belgium b 1-13 100
100
BR a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
Brazil b 1-11 1000
CA a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Canada b 1-11 1000
CH a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
200
200
Switzerland b 1-11 100
CN a 149, 153, 157, 161 600
China b 1-13 600
CY a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Cyprus b 1-11 1000
CZ a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
200
1000
Czech Republic b 1-11 200
DE a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Germany b 1-11 100
DK a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Denmark b 1-11 100
EE a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Estonia b 1-11 1000
ES a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Spain b 1-11 100
FI a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Finland b 1-11 100
FR a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
200
200
France b 1-7
8-11
100
100
GB a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
United Kingdom b 1-11 100
GR a N/A N/A
Greece b 1-11 100
HK a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
200
4000
Hong Kong b 1-11 100
HU a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
200
Hungary b 1-11 1000
ID a N/A N/A
Indonesia b 1-13 100
IE a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
200
200
1000
Ireland b 1-11 100
IL a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
200
200
Israel b 1-13 100
IN a N/A N/A
India b 4000
IS a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Iceland b 1-11 100
IT a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Italy b 1-11 100
JP a 1-3
34, 38, 42, 46
200
200
Japan b 1-14 200
KE a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64 100,104,108,112 116, 120, 124 149, 153, 157, 161
600
Kenia b 1-13 600
KR a 149, 153, 157, 161 600
South Korea b 1-13 600
LT a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Lithuania b 1-11 1000
LU a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Luxembourg b 1-11 100
LV a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Latvia b 1-11 1000
MY a N/A N/A
Malaysia b 1-13 100
NL a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Netherlands b 1-11 100
NO a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Norway b 1-11 100
NZ a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
New Zealand b 1-11 1000
PH a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Philippines b 1-11 1000
PL a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
Poland b 1-11 100
PT a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Portugal b 1-11 100
SE a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 140
200
200
1000
Sweden b 1-11 100
SG a 36, 40, 44, 48,
52, 56, 60, 64,
149, 153, 157, 161
200
200
1000
Singapore b 1-13 200
SI a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Slovenia b 1-11 1000
SK a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Slovak Republic b 1-11 1000
TH a N/A N/A
Thailand b 1-13 100
TW a 56, 60, 64,
100-140
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
Taiwan b 1-13 1000
US a 36, 40, 44, 48
52, 56, 60, 64
149, 153, 157, 161
200
1000
4000
United States b 1-11 1000
ZA a N/A N/A
South Africa b 1-13 1000

Please note that this depends on your antenna as well so please be that you won’t go over the allowed transmit power for your location.

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Rick van Hattem is a Dutch Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Fashiolista.com

6 Responses to “Maximum wifi transmission power per country”

  1. Tan | 2016-07-05 at 19:38:37 #

    Hi. Can you tell me what would be the power limit for Barbados.? We operate in Region 2

  2. Joeri De Winter | 2017-02-18 at 14:55:45 #

    Great info !, is this coming from one source or multiple sources?

    • Rick van Hattem | 2017-02-18 at 17:19:18 #

      It’s the result from a bit of googling and several sources (and dBm to mW calculations). It shouldn’t be too hard to find similar data on the web but I found it convenient to keep it here in a single table 🙂

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