West Warwick, RI
This is hilarious. Now why would a router manufacturer "sue" another for wireless that is too strong? LOL. Even if Netgear is 100% right, which I doubt. you don't make that public. The FCC doesn't have teeth to do anything, specially after they release a firmware update to patch it. Basically Asus over built the device past FCC specs because the FCC only applies in the US. With the standard firmware it was always applied that Tx power was adjustable but still restricted and I quote
"Set the capability for transmission power. The maximum value is 200mW and the real transmission power will be dynamically adjusted to meet regional regulations"
Another words the power output can be increased but it still confides to the good neighbor policy in it's 802 standards. Yes its possible to bypass that via a 3rd party firmware or non US firmware, but Asus have no control over that.
Still the best consumer router out there. Netgear is just crying some sour grapes.