[TriLUG] linksys wrtg54g range problems
shaneo at nc.rr.com
Mon Nov 22 10:21:44 EST 2004
Agreed - I too have had the opposite experience, with a WRT54g doing much
better on range than my old *P11S4.
That said, it's astoundingly easy to ratchet up the signal power on the 54g,
but be careful not to go too high, since the signal gets dirty pretty
Supposedly, the firmware released in August tweaks up the power, but I've
not seen it myself. OpenWRT (an open-source alternative firmware)
definitely boosts it by default, as well as making it easily adjustable, and
closely mimics the original UI from Linksys.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
Of Rick DeNatale
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 1:54 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] linksys wrtg54g range problems
I've had just the opposite experience, the wrt54g seems to do better
than my old WAP 11 which died after a couple of years.
The old WAP11 used to be in the center of my attic, and I could get a
pretty good signal in most of the house, except in my bonus room,
which was closer than most of the other rooms in the house. After it
died, I decided to move the WRT54G to a second floor room at the
northeast corner of the house where it would be cooler, and I now get
a great signal both in the bonus room which is at the northwest
corner, as well as in the first floor master bedroom which is in the
On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:00:00 -0500, Joseph Mack <mack.joseph at epa.gov> wrote:
> Ralph Blach wrote:
> > I have a linksys wrtg54g wireless access point and it seem to have range
> > wireless range problems. Is this normal
> > for the linksys wireless access points.
> I seem to be getting less range from my wrt54g's than from the WAP11's
> which I replaced. I haven't done any side by side comparisons yet.
> My WAP11's had narcolepsy problems and need to be power cycled every
> 24hrs or so, but my wrt54g's haven't had that problem yet.
> Joseph Mack PhD, High Performance Computing & Scientific Visualization
> LMIT, Supporting the EPA Research Triangle Park, NC 919-541-0007
> Federal Contact - John B. Smith 919-541-1087 - smith.johnb at epa.gov
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