WRT54G v3

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Androdamas, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Androdamas

    Androdamas Guest

    I am looking to increase my signal strength. Somone told me that they were able to download firmware that allowed them to adjust the the signal strenght which resulted in 30% more signal output. Is this person blowing smoke up my ??? or is there a firmware that will allow me to adust the signal strength?

    Thak You

  2. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    They are giving you half the information, literally.

    Most firmwares and mods allow you to tweak the transmit power. However, transmit is only half the conversation. If you can't hear the other half it does you little or no good to boost the transmit.

    So, transmit power boosting can work well if you have control over both ends of the link, AND if both ends can be boosted.

    Typically, however, this twaek makes little practical difference in most applications. The most profound effect boosting your tx power will have is you making things worse for everyone else. It's like going into the library, standing at the far end, trying to talk to the librarian at the other end. You can scream at the top of your lungs through a megaphone, but you still won't hear her half of the conversation. Plus, the side effext is that no one else in the library will be able to communicate efficiently while you're there screaming.

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