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Is it normal with the wrt54gs??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by k2cr2o7, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. k2cr2o7

    k2cr2o7 Network Guru Member

    Hi! I have a wrt54gs v4 , I've installed the dd-wrt 23 firmware, I've set the xmit power 251 mW and client mode and I find less wlan's than with my portatil pc (integrated wifi). Is it normal???
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Setting the TRANSMIT power very high will have absolutely no effect (at least no positive effect) on finding other WLAN's, from which you are trying to RECEIVE a signal.

    It's like sitting in a crowded room, yelling at the top of your lungs, and complaining that you can't hear the other person talking. They have to speak up, or you have to get better ears. In this case, "better ears" means a better antenna, or a directional add-on like the ones you can build out of household goods from the plans at http://www.freeantennas.com/
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    more than likely due to the power than is created via the new setting will bleed into other channels making the signal dirty. not to mention damage to your health. do not set 251mW in your house. this can effect you body in ways you dont want to know. the ETSI Standard for max paower is 100mW in the EU and similar in the UA via ANSI standard afaik. try lowering the power to about 100mW you should find this a much cleaner signal.
  4. k2cr2o7

    k2cr2o7 Network Guru Member

    So, for finding wlan's it's better to set the transmit power about 100mW, isn't? and How can I connect to any wlan? I press "join" and.. what??
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what is the WRT54GS in client mode trying to connect with? anouther AP? what?
  6. k2cr2o7

    k2cr2o7 Network Guru Member

    another AP (public wlan)

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