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12-08-2005, 10:02 PM
Ok, i know this is probably here somewhere but ive searched and i just can't find it.
I have a WRT54G and would like to boost the signal just a lil bit so I get reception throughout my house, is this possible with a firmware upgrade?
If so which one and please remember I don't know too much about this so a user friendly firmware would be appreciated
12-08-2005, 10:27 PM
12-08-2005, 10:52 PM
13-08-2005, 12:15 AM
I can recommend DD-Wrt, for a signal boost, or simply visit http://slashdot.org/~TheIndividual/journal/ to grab a copy of Sveasoft's "alternatively packaged" firmware.
13-08-2005, 10:25 AM
I can recommend DD-Wrt, for a signal boost, or simply visit http://slashdot.org/~TheIndividual/journal/ to grab a copy of Sveasoft's cracked firmware.
Other format as defcon 5 would say... ;)
13-08-2005, 07:54 PM
Thanks for all the help, got DDWrt and it seems to be working well, how high would you push it from a safety perspective? Can the lil linksys handle 252mW?
The concensus is 80milliwatts max 100mW as you can cause extra "noise" depending on the type of antenna being used. Also a heat consideration.
But 252mW is a no go . 100 mW is the legal max i think ?
14-08-2005, 10:57 AM
Have pushed mine up to 200mW for a while, but usually I get better thoughput at 100mW.
Iv also heard that the legal limit is 100mW EIRP (Which mean you cant use an antenna, in my understanding. Using 50mW + 5dBi gain, one is already exceeding the legal limit)
14-08-2005, 01:17 PM
Anything above around 120mw is when the Broadcom radios start becoming very noisy. The limit is 100mw, and this EIRP as th0rn indicated depends on your antenna too.
14-08-2005, 03:54 PM
what firmware is being used on the jawug nodes? OpenWRT, freifunk, DD-WRT or something else. can you link the OpenWRT and freifunk wrt54g's to each other in a mesh? TheRoDent which do you recommend?
14-08-2005, 05:51 PM
can you link the OpenWRT and freifunk wrt54g's to each other in a mesh?
YES, and any other fw's for that matter.
the lonehill/fourways/sunninghill network runs op openwrt, Master/client setups.
As do the kensington guys, I think rodent also runs a similiar setup.
The wild west guys run freifunk, in ad-hoc mode.
essentially, freifunk is a package that can be loaded over openwrt, it adds functionality to the standard openwrt fw.
my recommendation, if you moderately comfortable using linux, go openwrt/freifunk, otherwise DD-wrt