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WRT54G - Extending the signal

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by brokenwires, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. brokenwires

    brokenwires Guest

    Hi there here is the setup;

    Hardware: Linksys WRT54G Router - MaxRad Omni Directional Antenna 14 DB

    Software: DD-WRT (i think), Chilispot & authentication happening via freeradius. Everything works flawlessly.

    Problem: Cannot push signal as far as I need it to go... Just wondering if anybody has any solutions...

    What I would like to do: keep the wrt54g as the hotspot controller, and throw a high powered ap up with an n-connector for an external antenna... or perhaps even a directional 120 degree sector panel.
    does anyone have any ideas, or think that I am bang on the button or way out in left field. and anybody have a high powered radio / accesspoint in mind?

    Thanks In Advance.
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    use the firmware to boost the output of the wrt and then add a cooling fan as did i in a previous how to.

    this will help
    if that doesnt work hawking sells a booster for 69bucks american.

    that will definately do the job.
  3. pasys

    pasys Network Guru Member

    place the wifi router near the window , and see how far the signal can travel....

    don't trust me , do that and see..hehehehe , but makes hackers easier to target your network !

    well , for me it worked...I did not "overclocked" or nor boost the output...that worked well !
  4. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    u can use a wireless range expander or another WRT in WDS mode

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