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Signal lower after Tomato install, help?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by JPorter, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. JPorter

    JPorter LI Guru Member

    I just purchased a brand new Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and got it set up.

    For some reason, I have lower signal strength around my house with the Tomato firmware vs. the stock Buffalo firmware, even with turning the Tomato Tx power up to 48 (from 10). My usable range is pretty significantly reduced.

    Can anyone help?
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    That contradicts what I have found to be the case. The 10 mW setting is a bit weaker than stock output. 16 seems to match stock output. 20 or 25 are noticeably stronger. I have approx. 18 HP units in service with Tomato and they all seem to work about the same. Be sure you have done a reset with the button before proceeding too far. For the sake of the router, I strongly recommend never exceeding 30 mW. I've fried these radios with settings of 35 mW. Your radio may be a bit compromized already due to excessive settings. These units have a secondary power amplifier that will blow if you over drive them.

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