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[Newbie] Doesn't work for me

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Mister_Paul, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Hi everybody and sorry for this naive question…

    I have a WRT54G v1.1 / ADM6996L Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    Firmware Version: v3.03.6 - HyperWRT 2.1b1

    In fact I only want to get an extended range for my wifi connection.
    So I have increased the "Transmit Power" in the "Advanced Wireless Settings" up to 83% even (100%…) but I don't see any improvement in the received signal level.
    I even tried to set the transmit power to 25% : no change. The covered area doesn't seem to get smaller…

    Something that I misunderstand ? :(
    Anything to do after flashing to make everything working ?
  2. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Well, finally I've switched to Alchemy-V1.0 v3.37.6.8sv

    Seems to be OK :clap:
  3. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    That is an old version of HyperWRT.
    I know it might be the latest on the HyperWRT front page, but the front page and download section of that website hasn't been updated in a while.

    If Alchemy works fine and you don't see any reason to change, that's fine, but if you want to try HyperWRT again you could search the download section here for Tofu's latest release. It will have newer code than that Alchemy you are running, in fact it was just released a few days ago.
  4. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your answer.

    Yes Alchemy seems to work well for me.
    But something more interests me in Alchemy :
    the Wireless Distribution Service. I don't think HyperWRT does it… or in the last version ?…
  5. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    Yes, HyperWRT does this and it's a simple checkbox for the main router and a drop down box for the second router.
    Of course I'm getting ahead of myself. You need two WRT54G or GS routers with HyperWRT on them for it to work.
    dd-wrt has this too, but it is more work to set up.
    HyperWRT also has WET mode which is pretty slick. In that mode the second router becomes a wireless adapter and you can hook clients to the wired ports. Of course WDS does this too and you can have wireless clients from the second router as well so it might be more beneficial for you.
  6. Mister_Paul

    Mister_Paul Network Guru Member

    Thanks again gaster
    Now, it seems that I have a good firmware choice when I'll buy my second WRT54G to do WDS ! :thumb:
  7. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    I just realized I might have said something not quite true.
    With the latest tofu, version 9, there is a WDS mode and WDS-AP. you want the WDS-AP. It will be a client and an AP too. I had the naming a bit messed up.

    Just don't get a v5 WRT54G. It runs another OS than linux and no firmwares besides ones from Linksys run on it. It also has only 2 MB of flash ram so other firmwares won't fit anyway.
    See here: http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules....topic&t=9209&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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