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Signal Strength in WDS mode

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by cypro66, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. cypro66

    cypro66 Network Guru Member

    Hi. I finally managed to get my two WRT54GS's (1.1) working in WDS mode.
    Is it possible to check the signal strength of my second WRT54GS? So that I can reposition if needed?
     
  2. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

  3. jaysun

    jaysun Network Guru Member

  4. cypro66

    cypro66 Network Guru Member

    This page doesn't seem to work.
    I've got the latest Thibor HyperWRT release.

    What is the best way to aim the antenna's of the 2 WRT54GS's.
    So that I have the best possible WDS connection?
     
  5. jaysun

    jaysun Network Guru Member

    if you are using stock antennas it doesnt matter they are omnidirectional and put out a signal the same in every direction.
     
  6. cypro66

    cypro66 Network Guru Member

    I really noticed a difference when I pointed them another way....
     
  7. jaysun

    jaysun Network Guru Member

    hmm... well, theoretically, they are supposed to be omnidirectional. just play with them and watch the signal strength i suppose.
     
  8. cypro66

    cypro66 Network Guru Member

    That's the point! How can I see the signal strength.
    The survey page is not available in the latest Thibor HyperWRT firmware.
     
  9. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    in Hyperwrt it actually is 192.168.1.1/Site_Suvery.asp
    i'm not certain if the back end code is implemented though, i haven't looked at it. Plus, the site survey can only be used in sta mode, not ap
     
  10. cypro66

    cypro66 Network Guru Member

    So what would you advise the, Thibor?
    In order to point the antenna's and get the best possible signal in WDS mode?
     
  11. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    if i recall correctly, in the command shell is "wl rssi <mac address>" that will tell you signal strength. i have found that moving the directions of the aerials is crucial for speed. i get roughly 2.6MB/S over my link, but that is only over 3 floors.
     
  12. jaysun

    jaysun Network Guru Member

    i didnt know that the antanna positions could affect anything, i will have to try playing with mine and seeing what happens
     

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