Bad range on 2.4ghz Mikrotik card

I have a turris omnia whose 2.4ghz card I swapped out to a Mikrotik R11e-2HPnD. Here is what it looks like.

The issue is, the range is horrible. Something tells me the cables are bad. Anyone have any idea?

I ask since this is supposed to be a good wifi card.

More details please.

doesn't go far, signal is bad even when in the same room. not sure what you need.

Network config, wireless config would be helpful.

Nothing special. Just AP mode.

root@LEDE:~$ cat /etc/config/wireless

config wifi-device 'radio0'
option type 'mac80211'
option channel '11'
option hwmode '11g'
option path 'soc/soc:pcie-controller/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
option htmode 'HT20'
option country 'US'

config wifi-iface 'default_radio0'
option device 'radio0'
option network 'lan'
option mode 'ap'
option ssid ''
option encryption 'psk2+ccmp'
option key ''
option wpa_disable_eapol_key_retries '1'

Uses the AR9580 chipset.

Probably needs the drivers.

I already have ath9k...