2 WRT54G's in WDS?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by dja2k, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. dja2k

    dja2k Network Guru Member

    I have two routers WRT54G in WDS. One is version 2 running also a signal 2.4ghz booster and the other is version 2.2. Both routers are flashed to Alchemy-V1.0 v3.37.6.8sv firmware. The question I have is what is a good amount to set the signal strengh on the antennas.

    V 2.0 + Signal Booster ____?
    V 2.2 ____?

    Defualt Xmit Power right now is 28 (Default: 28, Range: 0 - 251 mw)

    I have RSSI -92 (11 mbps) in one and RSSI -88 (18 mbps) in the other one. Is this good? I am mainly using wireless-b laptops, though the signal is mixed to provide wireless-g from one router to the other. If I put the wireless-b booster on one of them, it will drop to the mid -60's, but will not show 18 mbps anymore, only 11 mbps.

    Does using the mix mode instead of just wireless-b or wireless-g decrease the signal to and from each router? (only routers, not laptops)

  2. dja2k

    dja2k Network Guru Member

    WOW! No one can answer this?

  3. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    whe b devices are introduced to a wireless network of the g type everything is slowed to the rate of the slowest client.

    be a champ and turn off the booster and keep the default power setting, your neighbors will thank you later.

    unless you either live in the middle of nowhere where noone will be affected or have no other choice, run stock power. It is all you need.
  4. dja2k

    dja2k Network Guru Member

    Actually going over some other forums, the booster improves wireless-g also because it is set at 2.4 ghz, both wireless-b and g run at that frequency. So it is good to use it so that the signal at least from one router is good sending it to the other.

  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    the higer the power you choose the hotter its going to get obviously. Mine is set to 36 and runs good (v4) There really isnt a right and wrong answer to that question, i'd recommend bumping it up little at a time and see how the router reacts (the heat)
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