Broadrange: Which models have it?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by professordave, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member


    I have a WRT54gs V4. However, in looking on the web I see conflicting info on which models have it and conflicting info on which broadcom chips are in which wrt models.

    Does anyone know definititey?

    Does the WRTSL54gs have it?

    Is it supported in the hyperwrt firmware? What are the reviews? Does it work as advertised?
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    from broadcoms website it is on all routers based on the 5352 chipset. As such that is Gv4, Gv5, GSv3, and GSv4. It does not appear that the SL has this feature as it is based on the 5325 chipset.
  3. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member

    The reason I ask

    By the way is this listed on the box or anything?

    I purchased a new HP Laptop recently. I looked on the HP website and now my model is being shipped with broad range and easy setup, but no blue tooth.
  4. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    not that I know of. I only know that because I looked at the autopsy page for what router models use what chipsets.
  5. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    In my experience so far, plain G with a GOOD ANTENNA beats the daylights out of relying on this or that marketing buzzword of the week. For example does MIMO deliver even a fraction of the outrageous claims on the box, in real-world. No it does not. On the other hand you can perform quite real and predictable magic with a good antenna.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah vincentfox...

    tbh ALL wirless claims on packaging are lies:)
  7. jchuit

    jchuit Network Guru Member

    Broadrange in practice.

    The Broadrange technology, what is it?

    It is an improved signal receiver, that can hear better. The broadcom papers say more range and more speed. Is this true?

    The new wrt54gl has broadrange, the old wrt54g v3.1 and lower don't.

    With the Tarifa firmware I did a test. And compared a connection between two wrt54g's, this with two omni antennas at a distance of 300 meters.
    case 1: wrt54g v3.1 (local) <== wrt54g v2.0 (remote)
    case 2: wrt54gL v1.0 (local) <== wrt54g v2.0 (remote)

    I connected a laptop to the local router and tested the WL RATE of the remote router:
    In the old situation (case1) I got a wireless reception of around 11Mbit, then I placed (case 2) a wrt54GL and got an signal of around 18Mbit and received around 3db more signal.

    The conclusion, the wrt54gL receives a stronger signal.

    Tarifa firmware
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