After a "reset to defaults" with my factory 2.04.3 firmware, the wireless distance became pitifully small, maybe 20 feet max. I bought a new 6db omni CompUSA antenna which had little effect. I downloaded the latest HyperWRT build, expecting to crank up the TX power to get back my range, but I found that the range was back and in fact better than before at the default 43 (milliwatts?) setting. Count me in as a happy HyperWRT camper.