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Tweaking the Tx power of the WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by erans2, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. erans2

    erans2 LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I did a search on this subject but did not concluded if there is or there is no way to increase the transmission power of the WRT54G.

    I am having a WRT54Gv5 and the transmission power is not enough to go from the upper floor downstairs. The only solution I found was to use the DD-WRT software but I am using PPPoE and the version exists is quite new so I am looking for a tweak that could help me increase the power without the need to dowload a new OS.

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    /Eran
     
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i believe your options are limited then if you need pppoe, you could get higher power antenna, like 7dbi or more. how much extra distance are you trying to make up for?
     
  3. erans2

    erans2 LI Guru Member

    I believe the problem is not with the distance but with the interference made by iron in the concrete walls. The overall distnace is about 20m so I guess this should not be a problem. So you suggest to use higher power antenna? Any reccomendation you may have?

    Thanks,

    /Eran
     
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    Well linksys makes an antenna kit (HGA7T) that you can purchase at any retailer or online stores. If you get absolutely no signal right now this might not give u the kick that you need, there are other manufacturers with higher dbi antenna but i dont have all that much experience with those. the 7dbi antenna keeps the signal around my house pretty solid. (btw you need tnc connection if you look for other alternatives)
     

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