Flash did no good. Hmmmm.

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by zeus661, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. zeus661

    zeus661 Network Guru Member

    I flash my wrt54g v3.1 with the latest version of HyperWRT and did not notice any difference in range. I have the power turned up to 83% and no change. In fact my wrt54g V5 has a stronger signal. I did reboot it after I flashed it. I know it was flashed right because it shows the HyperWRT as the new version. Any ideas what is up? Is the file any good? Anyone else notice no difference?
  2. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    did you telnet in and type "nvram erase; reboot" and then re-enter all your settings? That sometimes helps overall performance.

    what HyperWRT did you use? There are many versions and maybe you didn't get the latest, it should be Tofu 10. Search for it here if you don't have it.

    Have you tried setting the Tx to the Right antenna? How about the Left? Sometimes using only one side for Tx will give you better results vs. letting the router pick for itself.
    Leave the receive or Rx to Auto.

    It could be that you just need to upgrade the antenna on the client device. Most PCI cards have very small antennas and they are usually at the back of the computer so any change you can make there might help a lot more than upping the router power.
  3. zeus661

    zeus661 Network Guru Member

    I used HyperWRT_G_4209_tofu9_ipt127.zip and if that is not the latest please provide a link to the latest. Also I did try setting antennas, turning power to 100%, I unplugged the power for several minutes, but I did not reset. How do you "telnet in"?

    If you provide a link to better instructions that would be great. Thanks.
  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Tofu 10 is out, from the file name you gave I think you are trying Tofu 9.

    See this discussion thread for Tofu 10: http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=10648

    I installed it by downloading the image, then going into the web interface and FLASHing the image into firmware, and pressing the RESET button for 30 seconds (after the unit came back up and I logged in to ensure that the upgrade was fully completed).

    As far as telnetting in, you can do that by enabling the telnet daemon on the "Administration" page, then use your favorite telnet client. I've had mixed luck with Windows' Telnet client, but maybe I just wasn't waiting long enough for the daemon to start up.
    (edit: Actually, it didn't work on my laptop because I had the "Allow Wireless Access" box on the daemon unchecked. DUH! Silly me! It works fine once I read the screen and follow the directions. (grin))

    Alternatively, you can just use the web interface's "Run Command" button on the same "Administration" page. Either is a valid way to get to a command line, where you can enter the erase/reboot commands.

    From my understanding, you can also get the same hard reset (erase NVRAM) by pressing the RESET button for 30 seconds, but I may be wrong on that point. If so, I welcome corrections and will delete this portion of my post to prevent confusion. ;)
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