WRT54GX and WUSB54GS Range issues

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greeney, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Greeney

    Greeney Network Guru Member

    Ok, here is the scoop. I bought a WRT54GX and WUSB54GS about 6 months back. When I bought it I was absolutoly amazed about how much range the thing did indeed have. But now after about 6 months of impecable service the signal is starting to deteriarte. On my desktop I never have more than 45% signal strength Now onto my question, #1 how can I improve my signal to make the desktop more usable? #2 is the WMP54GX worth the 100$? I have never owned a PCI wireless card and there is not to much room behind my Box so this external antena seemed like a good idea. #3 I am upgrading to Verizon FiOS most likely over the next two weeks would it be wise to just wait and see what happens with that? I would like to thank everyone that helps in advance! Thanks alot

    Greeney :drinking:
  2. Greeney

    Greeney Network Guru Member

    Bump, Comon someone help :p
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You may be getting interference from nearby networks or 2.4Ghz cordless telephones. Try changing the channel and /or network density. If there is anothre network broadcasting on the sme channel you oruter will go into a wait state. If you were on channel six try one or eleven.
  4. Greeney

    Greeney Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the tip, We dont have any cordless phones in the house so I dont think that is doing it. Also I was on Channel 3 so I changed it over to 11 and we will see how that goes. Other than that do any of you sugest the Range Extender?
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    the WMP54GX card is amazing, i had a client whos desktop would receive 2 bars in their house (large house) and after installing the SRX card i had full bars and picked up a neighbors connection with 2 bars. definately an option if you want a stronger signal
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