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Some advice on asus rt-n66u

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ulyan, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. ulyan

    ulyan Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi everyone,

    Sorry for starting a new thread, but I am getting very confused. I recently bought this router (the older has bricked, a linksys E3000) and I don't quite like the performance I see. Maybe I have too higher expectations and mybe they advertised it to much. From the first moment of the unboxing I installed Tomato (Shibby) without trying the stock frmware.

    I mean I get around 50 % for quality with around -40 to -50 dBm on RSSI. The same thing I was getting with my linksys, aren't the external antennas supposed to give better signal (one of the reasons I bought this router) ? My devices are around 5 meters away from the router. if I stand close to the router then I can certainly get around 90 %.

    - Dou you, owners, have any suggestions, tips, tweaks regarding tomato settings ?
    - Does anyone tried installing an SDCARD internally ? (For the moment I haven't configured the usb hard drive to test it)

    Thank you, and again I appologize. :oops:
  2. ppnndd

    ppnndd Serious Server Member

    my n66u has just a little bit better signal strength than my e4200...guess that's normal
  3. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member

  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You are getting a very strong signal of -40 to -50 dBm, what's the problem?
  5. ulyan

    ulyan Networkin' Nut Member

    Thank you. Toastman it don't quite know what this numbers really mean or what are the optimal values, but , apart from the RSSI, shouldn't the quality be a little higher ? mean 40-50 is a little low isnt it ?
  6. Azuse

    Azuse LI Guru Member

    Ciscos official line is you need a second access point once you drop to -75dBm ;)
  7. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    LOL - Ignore those stupid figures. You have a good connection, better than 90% of people!

    The "quality" figure is very misleading.
  8. ulyan

    ulyan Networkin' Nut Member

    Oh, okay. Apollogize then.

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