Tried 1.3 on my WRT54GS...

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by griff99, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. griff99

    griff99 Network Guru Member

    Well I got gutsy today and decided to check out HyperWRT 1.3 for the WRT54GS. I don't have any GS client products so I figured that even if it makes the router behave as a regular G device what's the harm.

    Well the firmware works and looks pretty good, but even with playing with the transmit levels, the original 2.07.1 firmware I was running had a better signal strength. I tried various settings, when I did the upgrade I took a look at the settings before I reset the manufacturer defaults and the transmit was set to 28, I tried 42 as recommended (after the reset to manufacturer defaults) and tried 56 and 84 and I didn't see a huge difference in Netstumbler.

    I plan on doing some more testing perhaps tomorrow. I have the HGA7T antennas on this router and perhaps they are already doing enough that HyperWRT doesn't push things that much higher. If I have time I will go back and put the original antennas back on and try it out again.

    But Avenger20 thanks for your efforts, the stuff looks really good, and it looks like you have helped a lot of people out.

    On another note, I have my old B network (Linksys WAP11 v2.8 + WSB24 + Radio Shack 5.5dbi antennas) and this network has a better/stronger signal than the WRT54GS with the HGA7T antennas. Using the software that comes with my PCMCIA card (Netgear WG511) that network is 100% and the WRT54GS is 75% one floor up from where the units are located. Netstumbler shows a SNR for the WRT54GS in the mid 40's while the WAP11 has SNR up around 60 and does not fluctuate.

    My point is I wish Linksys would release a WSB for the G/GS product line.
  2. bdemz

    bdemz Network Guru Member

    Tried on mine also

    I also have a WRT54GS with the link HG ant. With the default 42 power setting I get about 30% on a laptop 50ft away, when I increased it to 62 it bumped up to about 47-52%.

    I did not receive any benefit from the HG ant. alone.
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