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Avenger ? Power

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by bdemz, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. bdemz

    bdemz Network Guru Member

    I installed your 1.3 firm on my WRT54GS and my laptop located about 50 ft away had about a 30% signal with default power at 42.

    I increased it to 62 and am now getting about 47-52%.

    Is this OK and will I blow up my router if I go higher?

  2. Tech

    Tech Network Guru Member

    TX power on WRT54G

    I personally would not go much more than 50 on HYPERWRT v1.3. I lowered mine down to 36 with a power gain.
    My experience with these wireless routers, A.P.'s and cards shows that a signal above 33% should work for you. If it's a laptop I would try getting no less than 40%. The only thing I would worry about when raising the TX power is de-sense to your RX.
    I'm currently connected to my WRT54G which is 2 blocks away and have no issues :D with a 40-42% signal.
    I would DEFINATELY choose a channel other than 6... try channel 1 or 11. :!: Channel 9 is too close to microwave oven frequencies in my opinion. Hope this helps.
  3. none

    none Network Guru Member

    Re: TX power on WRT54G

    What do you mean exactly?

    Do you know the approximate overload point for the LinkSys WRT54G/WRT54GS receiver?


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