Poor Wireless N 5Ghz Reception/2.4 Works fine

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Xplorer4x4, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Xplorer4x4

    Xplorer4x4 LI Guru Member

    I am running 2 Linksys E2000 routers practically side by side. One is running 2.4Ghz and the other 5Ghz. Anything connected to 2.4Ghz gets an excellent signal all the time despite being surrounded by 2.4Ghz Networks. The 5Ghz spectrum is non-existent other then my network. Despite this, no matter what sideband or channel I use 5Ghz gets horrible reception even say 8 feet or so away in the same room with a clear line of sight. Both networks are using WPA2 Personal+AES. I am running Tomato Firmware v1.28.7502 MIPSR2Toastman-RT K26 VLAN-Std(latest beta), and have tried the last stable build to. I upgraded to the beta thinking that it might be a bug in the stable version. Any ideas what's wrong with my 5Ghz band?
  2. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Does horrible reception mean RSSI, throughput, dropouts, SNR?

    Need more info, but common fixes would be
    - increase transmit power (set to 0/default or a high number)
    - try switching to 20MHz width
    - try lower vs upper band (sometimes less non-WLAN noise in the lower band)
    - ensure no physical obstructions
  3. Xplorer4x4

    Xplorer4x4 LI Guru Member

    I mean, for example, one my Droid Razr HD, I get 1 WiFi bar on 5Ghz vs 5(or whatever the full number of bars is) bars on 2.4.

    As for the questions, sorry, to much going on. I should have mentioned I have followed the instructions from the DD-WRT wiki. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2000#Some_useful_tips The only exception is the Firewall setting. Can't find a comparable option to "Block Anonymous WAN Access." Additionally I have tried pretty much every channel in the upper and lower side bands. Here's info from inSSIDer.
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