Help regarding Buffalo WHR-HP-G54

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by TomatoVirgin, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. TomatoVirgin

    TomatoVirgin Addicted to LI Member


    My friend just gave me his Buffalo WHR-HP-54G Router, but after some reading on the internet i have afew concerns, the buffalo has a built in amp but i dont need alot of wireless mw power,
    i used to use tomato on my linksys wrt54gs router but it died, Is it safe to run that buffalo on tomato and can i turn down the power to about 28mw Total amount of wireless power ?? my pc is upstairs and my xbox360 and ps3 is downstairs virtually underneath the room /?

    thank you very much

  2. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I have the same router and run mine at 28 comfortably, 10 is the default. Been going on about 2 years and no issues
  3. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    I run mine at 10mw with amp on.
  4. TomatoVirgin

    TomatoVirgin Addicted to LI Member

    tHAnk you very much for replying thats great to hear i dont need to run it at full mw, i see on two sets of downloads what one is for my router ??

    [QUOTE=peyton I run mine at 10mw with amp on.

    is it possible to run without the amp on ???

    thank you both very much i really mean that

    kind regards

  5. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    You would download and use Tomato_1_21.7z. Inside you will find tomato.trx among the files, that is the one you load onto the WHR-HP-G54
  6. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    Of course.
    In advanced/wireless
    on disable
  7. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Never disabled mine and its still running, choice is yours if you want to disable or not.

    The default transmit setting for a WHR-HP-G54 in DD-WRT is 70 I believe with the amp on. So 28 in Tomato with the amp on is not going to hurt it by any means.
  8. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    I assume it's 10 or 24 max by default on DD WRT.
    Mine too isn't disabled but the question was how to so.. :)
  9. minimario

    minimario Addicted to LI Member

    Tomato's (GUI) settings seem to differ from the ones found on the DD-WRT guides.

    To view the current boardflags value at the command prompt (telnet or SSH):
    #nvram get boardflags
    0x0758 - no amp and receive sensitivity normal
    0x1758 - enhanced receive sensitivity
    0x2758 - amp on, normal receive
    0x3758 - both amp and BroadRange enhanced receive sensitivity on

    Using both v1.22 and v1.22ND of Tomato, I get the following results:

    with both Amplifier and "Enhanced RX Sensitivity" enabled: 0x2758

    with Amplifier enabled, "Enhanced RX Sensitivity" disabled: 0x3758

    with both Amplifier and "Enhanced RX Sensitivity" disabled: 0x1758

    As you can see, there's something strange going on... (R.E.M. pun unintended)

    Anyway, I'd also have a question regarding WHR-HP-G54's orientation. In what direction and whether vertically or horizontally is it's internal antenna ideally oriented?
  10. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Internal antenna is H-Pol.

    dd-wrt default on recent versions is 70 which IMHO is too high. There is no need to disable the amp, just turn the power down. Disabling the amp is just if you are using an external amp.
  11. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

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