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Loss of Range after Firmware upgrade

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AngelofDeth, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. AngelofDeth

    AngelofDeth Network Guru Member

    After upgrading firmware, and now after putting back the original, my WRT54G V3 has no range on wireless! It works fine in the same room, but I have a PC about 150-200 feet away that worked perfectly prior to flashing. Now, it will not connect at all even though it shows 2/5 on the signal strength. It used to be 4/5. I have flashed back to the original 3.03.6 linksys firmware, but it has no effect. Wired works perfectly, 802.11g in the same room works, but no long range. :( Anyone have any idea? It was purchased at wal mart so I can just take it back , but they are currently out of stock...

  2. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Have you ever flashed it with a third party firmware?
  3. AngelofDeth

    AngelofDeth Network Guru Member

    Yeah... with Sveasoft Alchemy final "public" release, unfortunetly. THis release doesn't support V3... Could this have permanently broken something? Fortunetly wal-mart has a very generous return policy, hopefully can exchange it for another.
  4. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Not sure about Alchemy but HyperWRT automatically increases the transmit power from 28mW to 42mW when flashed. Then when you reflash the router with the default Linksys firmware again, that setting stays intact. I was thinking maybe the new version of firmware either set it back to default or maybe you reset the nvram after you upgraded and that set it back to default.
  5. AngelofDeth

    AngelofDeth Network Guru Member

    Well... It seems the windows wireless connection manager is broken with this router since the firmware upgrade. The linksys manager off the CD works perfect. So far. Weird...
  6. Evil417

    Evil417 Network Guru Member

    The windows Wireless connection software blows. Thats my opption. You may want to tell you router to use a slower speed and that will help the a little with the signal level.

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