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Worse signal with GS v2 over G v5

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Well cence i cant sign up hopefully this forum will work, Bacicly i get a WRT54G v5 was haveing problems with it so i get a WRT54GS none of the problems i was haveing before but the signal is alot worse. I thought if anything it would be a little better. Is this normal? Maybe some seting?

    Anyideas? Please help.
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Any help please!
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    No one? Any help or ideas greatly apresheated.
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    check MTU settings, also consider a 3rd party firmware to flash this router with that will allow you to boost up the power to your antenna (be careful though) :shock:
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    MTU is set to auto, About the thirdparty firmware i was going to but the more i looked into it the more worried i became about bricking the router.

    What are the chances that i would brick my GS v2? How offen dose a router usualy get bricked? Like 1 in every 5? I would realy like to be put 3rd party firmware on it, also dont have the money to replace the router if it bricks and i cant get it back.

  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Also what would be a good antenna set that ACTULY works? Would need to be only about 35 bux on say ebay new or used dosent realy matter.
  7. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    802.11g radio chip

    The latest routers of Linksys uses the new BCM5352E radio chip, this will improve reception (BroadRangeâ„¢).

    This is the WRT54G v4 & v5, WRT54GL 1.0, wrt54gs v3 & v4.

    If you like to have more output-signal, a third party firmeware is needed.

    The WRT54G V5 can't load third part firmeware and the Wrt54gs V3 has the most Ram/Flash (32Mbyte/8Mbyte).

    Jchuit (Tarifa firmware).
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

  9. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    These antenna's are of good quality and will increase the range and speed a little bit. The optional antenna stands will give some loss.

    You only need one antenna, screw this one on the right connector as seen from the front side. (model depending!)
    A second high gain antenna nearby the main high gain antenna can give a littlebit loss too, this due to the bigger virtual receiving airea of the antenna. (high gain means more free space is needed for the antenna)

    Hyperwrt for wrt54gs is a firmware which should load without any trouble. Read there forums for more info.

    Jchuit. (Tarifa firmware)
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thanks for the help i realy apresheate it.

    So if i get a GS v3 will the signnal be the same as whith the G v5? same radio chip set? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G shows it as being diffrent.

    Also about Hyperwrt is it like the most sucsessful to flash?
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    One other question im reading in the Hyperwrt forum and i keep seeing tofu12, is that just another name for it? Could you please clear this up. Thanks
  12. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    Hyperwrt: Thibor => WRT54GS Tufo=> WRT54G(L)

    The HyperWRT Thibor is for the GS line of routers.

    The Wrt54gs v3 has the same radio as a WRT54G v5 unit.

  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Re: Hyperwrt: Thibor => WRT54GS Tufo=> WRT54G(L)

    Is the hyperWRt less likely to brick or something thow?
  14. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    For information about flashing your WRT54G(L) you should read the hyperwrt forum.

    What can go wrong: Mostly is it a faulty version of firmware for your WRT54G(L) or a power disconnect during the flash.

    I made hundreds of binary's (Tarifa firmware) and flashed them in the WRT54G's or in the WRT54GL.
    The only problems I had was when I got me a corrupted firmware (then I do a debrick procedure).

  15. DLB527

    DLB527 Network Guru Member

    Re: 802.11g radio chip

    Finnaly got signed up.

    Dose the WRT54GS v2.1 have the better radio chip? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G says it was changed from 2 to 2.1 but i dont know if its the better one and is not what u said.

    v3 is says "and switching are handled by Broadcom BCM5352EKBP."

    you said BCM5352E is the better radio chip thats on the v3 but it says "and switching are handled by" not that its a radio chip....

    Vary confused...
  16. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

  17. DLB527

    DLB527 Network Guru Member

    Umm... so that means the 2.1 dosent have better range?

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