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wrt54g connectivity question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by racislo, May 8, 2007.

  1. racislo

    racislo LI Guru Member

    How many wireless laptops can simultaneously use a WRT54G to access the internet through a cable modem?
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Lots depending on what they are doing. Surfing general web pages on a big pipe, I would think 20 or more without an issue. However if you are talking about streaming a good amount of data 2 or 3 and youll have an issue. Just really depends on what they are going to be doing and what measures if any you take to limit certain bandwidth usage.
     
  3. racislo

    racislo LI Guru Member

    What does the product data sheet mean when it says 11 channels? Is this related to the number of wireless devices that can simultaneously use the router?
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    No thats the number of frequencies (much like radio stations) that the router can work on. Sometimes certain channels will be overly crowded, and since most people never change them from default, its best to use something other then 6 (generally the default channel).
     
  5. racislo

    racislo LI Guru Member

    Thanks for your help ifican. Where can I read basic info about configuring my home network, especially with a WRT54G? I have been using a BEFSR41 for about five years and the only thing I did to it is to change the admin password - and recently upgrade the firmware. I am going to buy a WRT54G soon so my wife can move around the house with her laptop.
     
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Well something you might want to think about is also the buffalo router. I dont know how big your place is, if small then just about any wireless will do. However if you live in a larger home, the buffalo having better wireless coverage is going to give you better coverage as a whole over the wrt. But dont get me wrong they both are great routers and both run 3rd party firmware. Now as far as information goes that would really depend on what you are wanting to know. There are several sights including this one that has tons of info, some of it you have to dig for but other useful information is in the tutorials section.
     
  7. racislo

    racislo LI Guru Member

    My house is a 1100 sq ft ranch. I am planning to put the WRT54G in the basement. Distance wise the laptops using the wireless router will be no more than 40 ft away from the router. Is this a problem?

    Also, about my reading question, I am primarily interested in configuration recommendations for security and performance (in that order). I see there is a security tutorial on this site.

    Thanks.
     

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