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Downloaded and flashed...no noticeable differences

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by rmcclarty, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. rmcclarty

    rmcclarty Network Guru Member

    Newbie and learning, I flashed fine after flash hit restore factory defaults, everyhting works fine but no noticeable difference in range or performance? Did I do somehting wrong?
     
  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Did you goto Advanced Wireless Settings and increase the transmit power?
     
  3. rmcclarty

    rmcclarty Network Guru Member

    Thanks, that helped. Am I safe to go 100% transmit power without damaging router?
     
  4. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Someone else here will have to answer that. I set mine at 100% only for a minute or so to get readings off Netstumbler. I leave mine at 67% with no problems.
     
  5. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Basically, as you increase transmitter power, you increase the noise portion of the signal being amplified.

    You have to look at your network - or coverage area. Take measurements using a tool like netstumber and find what settings work in your situation.

    More transmit power also increases heat generated by the output componenets and will shorten their life.

    Its all a trade off.

    Most of us have found that 50 - 60% of rated power works pretty good.

    Another thing to remember, you get significant improvements with antennas as well. Something as simple as a 5Db gain omni antenna (radio shack) can significantly improve BOTH your transmitted signal and tha ability to receive weak signals - remember, your WLAN iss a 2 way street - you may be able to increase the power in your router/AP but you still have to little PC cards that have default transmit settings
     

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