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TechTV segment on increasing router range?

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Anonymous
October 22, 2004 9:01:10 AM

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Some time ago there was a segment on TechTV about how to increase the
power output of a wireless router. The mod was done by adjusting some
value on the management interface of the router. Does anyone have a
link to this information, and is it generally applicable to different
routers? Thanks.
Anonymous
October 22, 2004 4:57:44 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Depends on the Wireless AP. Sveasoft creates the hacked firmware
at www.sveasoft.com.

I'm currently using it for my Linksys and works great. Don't know
about other models.

Other places to look:

http://www.dslreports.com/forums/all

Do a search for SVEASOFT.


rvmeush@comcast.net (Robert Meushaw) wrote in
news:84feb6dd.0410220401.15e29153@posting.google.com:

> Some time ago there was a segment on TechTV about how to increase the
> power output of a wireless router. The mod was done by adjusting some
> value on the management interface of the router. Does anyone have a
> link to this information, and is it generally applicable to different
> routers? Thanks.
>
Anonymous
October 23, 2004 3:45:20 AM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

Have you given any thought to how you're going to increase the power
of your client's wireless adapter? Boosting the router's transmit
power is useless if the client's signal is too weak to make it back
to the router.

As someone else mentioned, sveasoft has a $20 firmware upgrade that
will let you adjust the transmit power IF your router is similar to
the Linksys WRT54G. The actual circuit in this particular router is
based on a reference design from Broadcom. Several 802.11g routers
use the same reference design, so the sveasoft firmware will work in
them as well.

- Steve

On 22 Oct 2004 05:01:10 -0700, rvmeush@comcast.net (Robert Meushaw)
wrote:

>Some time ago there was a segment on TechTV about how to increase the
>power output of a wireless router. The mod was done by adjusting some
>value on the management interface of the router. Does anyone have a
>link to this information, and is it generally applicable to different
>routers? Thanks.
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