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Even cheaper... flash your WRT54G with 3rd party firmware. Boost your transmit power power from 28mW to 84mW.


I had a stupid little d-link that pissed me off. Picked up this router second hand, flashed it & my range went to about 100 yards, but I did the "other" mod to increase your range. I took a Pringles can & cut it in 1/2. Then I used some metal tape to adhere it to the antennas & wella!!!! Just remember to turn on WEP lol ... I found this taxi parking in front of my house at lunch time constantly for some reason. Well, I made an excuse to get close to the guy's car & i'll be damned that he had a laptop open lol...

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I was thinking of doing that !...Is it safe to just up it like that ?
As stated, it does get hotter, so keep that in mind... hmmm water-cooled router anyone???
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man thats nothing i run a 100 foot lmr400a cable to a 19 inch flat panel antenna , that 2 meter cable is the thinest one and has the highest db loss, so the longer you have it it will be counter productive, once you get to 10-20 feet with lmr100 its gonna lose a good db
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Guys, you are forgetting that after v4 of the WRT54Gs linksys did not use a linux based OS on the routers. There is no open source software avaliable for v5+ models.

Sorry
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im pretty sure ddwrt supports version wrt54 v8, and if it supports 8 then itll support over 5, gotta use the micro version, actually it does support all the versions, i dont know what your talking about lol
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so i have a wrt54gs and the bottom says v2. is there a specific version i should get under the downloads section of dd-wrt? according to the chart, v 2 can use any version of the firmware so i dl'ed "dd-wrt.v23_sp2_standard.zip"

am i right? just install it using the normal firmware upgrade utility in the router cfg?
    
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Look at it like this- I have some 10 mile 2.4 and 6Ghz microwave hops that use less than 100mW. 2 watts will burn skin if you touch an open connector.
must be something about the specific frequency then I guess. I admit that I don't know that much about radio transmision and the electronics that it uses. my only real experience with it is CB stuff and 2 watts is a low power system compared to what some have. hell I think my old hand held was able to do a peak of 4 watts. So is it the frequency then or is there something else going on?
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man thats nothing i run a 100 foot lmr400a cable to a 19 inch flat panel antenna , that 2 meter cable is the thinest one and has the highest db loss, so the longer you have it it will be counter productive, once you get to 10-20 feet with lmr100 its gonna lose a good db
I have 1/2" coax to a 20dB Yagi at my office- I can pick up more connections than my connection manager can display
    
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lol...gotta love all the "linksys" networks. bet i can guess the usernam and password for most of them as well.
    
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Guys, you are forgetting that after v4 of the WRT54Gs linksys did not use a linux based OS on the routers. There is no open source software avaliable for v5+ models.

Sorry
Actually, some of the newer versions are now supported. Just make sure to check the wiki.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...RT54G/GL/GS/GX
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