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Improving signal stregnth with WDS setup

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ryanjg11, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. ryanjg11

    ryanjg11 Addicted to LI Member

    I am using Tomato on two WRT54GL routers in a WDS setup. Each router is on the opposite end of my condo, probably 30-40 feet apart, but through multiple walls.

    I've noticed on the Device List page, it's showing the client router at around 33/100 on quality, and -66 dBm on RSSI.

    Are there any software or hardware (antenna) options that will improve this?

  2. ryanjg11

    ryanjg11 Addicted to LI Member

    Would picking a channel other than 6 help out? The Tomato survey says there are quite a few channel 6 networks being detected...

    Any other ideas for helping the signal strength issue?
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Seems like you have no replies, so here's mine! Your router is showing -66dBm meaning that it is a rock solid signal and anything you do to improve it isn't going to make any difference to the connection speed.

    If you have a lot of signals on 6, of course you should change to either 1 or 11, whichever is clearest.
  4. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

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