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1st post ... WRT54gc question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cellguy, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. cellguy

    cellguy Network Guru Member

    i had the old b router that worked fine. Consistent signal strength, consistent speed etc. Meaning it wouldnt go from 8mbps to 1mbps in a flash. Just got the new compact 54gc router and speed is an issue. Bought so i would gain speed. Nothing has changed except this router. I sometimes get 48mbps to 32mbps but often goes right down to 11mbps and often to 1mbps in places very close to the router. Other then a wall, nothing is in the way. Performance just sucks and im not used to it. Sometime it drops the whole connection. THe signal strength never shows less the 4 bars.

    Running XP on the HP laptop with an integrated HP 450 wireless card. Just not used this poor performance when i was using the B router. Any help?
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    There is a hidden port for an external Antenna, SMA connection, try putting one of those on, it might help you with your speed and distance issues
  3. cellguy

    cellguy Network Guru Member

    Thanks. I actually tried that without much success. Its weird. Some time i can be on a different floor and it flies. Other times i be in the room next to it and i cant even connect.
  4. Maverik869

    Maverik869 Network Guru Member

    i bought and returned wrt54gc.... i used it for about 4 days... worked well... but the wireless singal strenght was alot better with internal antenna than a 5.5dbi antenna attached to the external antenna port... signal strength was at about -60dBm vs. -80dBm with external antenna......(used netstumbler to measure)

    go figure! :thumbdown:

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