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Hey all ..

Just looking for some opinions on my current issue, would be happy to hear some thoughts.

Brand new rig (listed below) .. only a week old. Absolutely every single thing brand new. Running a Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT w/v24-sp2 standard.

After setting it up, I had my TX Power set at normal, which was 71. I then tried connecting at a moderate distance, and I have no luck (less than 50 ft, 1 wall, same floor level) and the signal isnt there or extremely faint.

Now Ive read where lots of people get great range, yet Im struggling at under 50ft. Modem is well centered in my room. I then tried upping the TX power to 100, and then to 115 (where I have it now) and still nothing. Im mostly using a DS, PSP, and Gateway laptop.

Open to any ideas ... this is all new to me, so I am very unfamiliar with most of the settings in DDWRT. I just know the basics (mac addresses, port forwarding, etc ...) Thanx in advance.

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Could I get suggestions as to what router would be best for a dd-wrt install that:

1) Has Gbit ports.
2) Has 802.11n.
3) Can handle 30mbit service.

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1. main PC. (wired)
2. wife laptop (wireless)
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Originally Posted by hometoast View Post
Could I get suggestions as to what router would be best for a dd-wrt install that:

1) Has Gbit ports.
2) Has 802.11n.
3) Can handle 30mbit service.

I'll likely have between now and the near future.
1. main PC. (wired)
2. wife laptop (wireless)
3. HTPC (wired)
4. House remote/tablet (wireless)
5. Home server (wired)
5. "extra" PC. (either)
x86 would be your only option I'm afraid then. Either get Untangle with a 802.11n card or any other UTM distro.
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x86 would be your only option I'm afraid then. Either get Untangle with a 802.11n card or any other UTM distro.
What if I dropped the gig-e requirement and purchased a separate switch for in-house networking?
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What if I dropped the gig-e requirement and purchased a separate switch for in-house networking?
The 802.11n and +30mbps is what really kicks it. I don't think any desktop router is decently capable of doing +30mbps stable.
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The 802.11n and +30mbps is what really kicks it. I don't think any desktop router is decently capable of doing +30mbps stable.
Talking stock or with QOS/etc installed?

I don't think I'll need 30 mbit over wireless, if its even attainable, its the wired stuff that'll need the big pipe.
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Talking stock or with QOS/etc installed?

I don't think I'll need 30 mbit over wireless, if its even attainable, its the wired stuff that'll need the big pipe.
Level 7 QoS and other things to be exact. You can max the connection fine up to around 80/90MBps for around 30-40 connections on stock, but if you plan using thousands of connections (ie. for P2P), you'd need a pretty hefty router (together with a reasonably good connection)
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Level 7 QoS and other things to be exact. You can max the connection fine up to around 80/90MBps for around 30-40 connections on stock, but if you plan using thousands of connections (ie. for P2P), you'd need a pretty hefty router (together with a reasonably good connection)

thanks for clarifying! I'll be putting up a pfsense build workload soon.
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Quote:
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Could I get suggestions as to what router would be best for a dd-wrt install that:

1) Has Gbit ports.
2) Has 802.11n.
3) Can handle 30mbit service.

I'll likely have between now and the near future.
1. main PC. (wired)
2. wife laptop (wireless)
3. HTPC (wired)
4. House remote/tablet (wireless)
5. Home server (wired)
5. "extra" PC. (either)
I think one of the most powerful router you could buy is the WRT600N, it fits everything but I don't know if it can handle a 30 mbit connection. It has a 300 mhz mips based broadcom CPU. I think it is overclockable.
Edited by Darkknight512 - 10/9/09 at 1:21pm
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can someone post the signature code? im now running dd-wrt on one of my linksys wrt54g's
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