Increase reception strength to WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Tim from Cleveland, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Tim from Cleveland

    Tim from Cleveland Addicted to LI Member

    I have a Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato firmware. I am sharing my neighbors Wifi (yes, he ok with it) in a wireless bridge type configuration.

    I have the Wifi signal from his router coming in though the Wifi of the WRT54GL. I then have my computer connected to the router via a ethernet cable out of the LAN port of the Linksys.

    The signal strength is ok and works most of the the time but sometimes the connection drops very low and other times it cuts out. I have tired to move the router around and at best the signal strength averages around -80dbm.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for ways I can increase the reception of my router? Would a larger antenna help and if so which one? Any help would be amazing!
  2. OldPhil

    OldPhil Addicted to LI Member

    You should look into an antenna, possibly even an out door setup. Do a search or two there are a few informative threads!

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