Best firmware? Sveasoft is buggy.

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by MiRaCL, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. MiRaCL

    MiRaCL Network Guru Member


    Had my WRT54GS v1.1 for about two weeks now.

    I have tried Alchemy & Talisman/Freeman firmwares so far.

    Can't say in totaly happy.
    I have issues with the wireless connection dropping out,downloads not starting(weird problem),bad signal strenght compared to appartment space here.

    How is the dd-wrt firmware compared to the Svevasoft firmwares?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    did you boost the signal strength at all in the firmware?

    this is a gerneric FAQ but may help you .

    DDWRT and the rest of the 3rd party firmwares reaction the same tbh, so either you have the router setup incorrectly or what you are trying to achive is impossible due to outside obstructions ie walls etc.
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Agree with Toxic on some points, not on others.

    Firmware itself is unlikely to be the problem.

    Recommend you check for other sources of trouble, try to eliminate them. Example, you are getting disconnects then try the laptop NEXT TO THE ROUTER this will tell you if it's a software/hardware issue or if it's getting the radio signal across the distance. Get it? Basic diagnostics and keeping things simple so the real problem stands out.

    I will disagree on raising transmit power, this rarely solves anything in any home-use application. Avoid it.

    That said, I find just about any firmware better than sveasoft even original Linksys.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    using the default of 28mW in my house does nothing for me, i can't even reach 2 rooms away. I use 84mW and its perfect:)

    I woulod recommend boosting the signal but not over 100mW as the signal becomes dirty.
  5. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Okay, you got me there, sometimes a moderate boost is useful.

    However, I hate recommending transmit power increases when a good antenna will do a better job. The reason for this is I don't want every n00b on the block going "hey MAX that baby!" and running at 251 mW on the rubber ducky omnis, and polluting our shared spectrum any worse than it already is.

    ]From my old house I could see 15 AP's and it was a pain to work around the crowding. Everytime new students moved in I'd have to survey the situation and rotate channels to find the one with least interference problems. I'd hate to think what it would have been like if they all boosted their transmit power to max. Which is what would have happened if someone had informed them "hey download this firmware to boost your range dude!". You know what I mean.
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