router range settings

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by master89x, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. master89x

    master89x Addicted to LI Member

    I'm really having trouble with my wireless signal outside of my house. I would like to know what's the safest and the most efficient tweaking I should apply to my router (running Tomato v1.28 on a WRT54GL v1.1) in order to increase it's range/signal.
    I've read a couple of articles suggesting me to buy a wireless antenna instead of tweaking my router. An additional antenna will certainly increase the range, but still I'm in a dilemma which will be the best option. Is there anything I could do without buying an antenna?
    Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
  2. master89x

    master89x Addicted to LI Member

    Anyone please suggest something?
  3. Dagger

    Dagger Networkin' Nut Member

    The first thing to try is upgrading the antennae... but keep in mind that you are still limited by the client's antennae/TX power. Ideally, you should upgrade the antennae on both the router and the client.
  4. Sopmod

    Sopmod Network Guru Member

    I understand the OP. I have TB's USB on my wl-500gpv2 and I get less strength and throughput than using the standard ASUS firmware.

    Now the vanilla ASUS doesn't have power settings but Tomato does and it's 42 as default. But does that equate to what the ASUS firmware is set to?

    One thing I know is default ASUS performs better than Tomato of any kind on default settings.
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