What would you do? Linksys MIMO/SRX

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by AlmightyMe, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. AlmightyMe

    AlmightyMe Network Guru Member

    So I'm in the process of setting up an access point with an external (outdoors) omni-directional antenna.

    Now I see Linksys Finally released the WRT54GX with removable SMA antennas.

    So now of course I want to set one of these up with 3 of the 15dbi omni directional antennas from hyperlinktech.

    My question is...if I have no plan of ever getting the high (rediculous) priced "SRX" wireless cards, will this really be any better than just a WRT54G and a single antenna of the same caliber?

    I've set up one of these SRX routers for a client and it did push over 200 yards through two houses with XP reporting a good signal (two bars) at 24mbit. No difference when we tested the SRX card.

    Whats the deal...is this just a glorified GS PCcard with a new name or is it really "supposed" to make a difference?

    What would you do?

    WRT54G + Single antenna


    WRT54GX + 3 antennas (and be ready for N, by just getting a new AP)

    Thanks for the input.
  2. isherwood

    isherwood Network Guru Member

    I have one wrt54gx

    I have one with the nonremovable antennas and its working well over 800' through 1 window 1 3/8" lexan and 2 1/4 layers of fiberglass to the srx notbook adapter. It's across water to my boat.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You will get better throughput and possbily better range with the WPC54GX card, since it has two radios and three internal antennas. It is not a glorified GS card. The router with SRX will give improved range with non-S%RX cards, but to get the full benefits you have to get a SRX card.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    With a WRT54GX/WMP54GV2.0 combo I get the throughput of 27.58245656 Mbs.

    With a WRT54G/WMP54GV2.0 combo I get the throughput of 23.71329156 Mbs.

    With a WRT54GX/WPC54GXV1.0 combo I get the throughput of 41.78690517 Mbs.

    That is measured by IPERF and with a 64KB RWIN.
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