I've got a WRT54GL-TM running Victek tomato-K26-1.28.8615MIPSR1_RAF-Std and started playing with the transmit level since I'm having trouble with signal levels around the house. I placed a laptop halfway across the house running a WiFi signal strength scanner, and I left it sitting in the same location for all tests. It was showing -58 to -62 signal strength. I tried values for the transmit power from 0 (factory default) to 1, 5, 42, 100, 200 and the laptop signal strength graph never budged. I reloaded tomato-ND-1.28.8525_RAF-VPN with the 2.4 kernel just to see if anything would change, and nothing did. I have a spare WRT54GL-TM and installed that with no change in results. I tried moving back to non-ND plain Tomato version 123 and again, no change in signal strength. I played with other wireless settings and nothing I tried would change the signal strength here in the house. What really bothers me is that my neighbor's WiFi shows up in my house with 2/3 of the signal my router sends...and the neighbor is 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile down the road. Why is my signal so weak in comparison to what the neighbor is transmitting. The neighbor is running a 2Wire router, and in the farthest room in my house my signal is equal to the neighbors. I'm two rooms away and the neighbor is over a 1/2 mile away. With the WRT54GL-TM is my only option to install higher gain antennas? Or am I just not understanding something here?