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    Hmmz ... on your end ... if you had installed DD-WRT ... you can adjust the signal rate for the router.

    As the Linksys WRT54G (assuming its this model) defaults broadcasts at 82-84db .. pushing it to 100db with the 3rd party firmware is safe.

    The linksys highgain +7db antenna isn't of much help especially when you don't have line of sight.

    I'm using 2 WRT54G (ver2.2 & 1.1) running DD-WRT ... 2.2 running on WDS mode.

    Also do like what the others have suggested, check your surrounding for APs using the same channels then use another not on the same channel and stable.
    Last edited by dEthANGeL; 8th June 2006 at 05:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimalis
    Linksys now sells the hackable WRT54g at a higher price than the non-hackable one.
    Er, how much? And how do you tell it's the older version from the box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
    Er, how much? And how do you tell it's the older version from the box?
    Amazing.. Wikipedia has the answer to everything

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimalis
    Amazing.. Wikipedia has the answer to everything

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G
    Where got answer to my questions?

    Where can I buy the GL locally and how much leh
    Last edited by kahheng; 9th June 2006 at 12:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    Hi Guys,

    I think i missed out a vital detail. He uses a Acer laptop with built in WiFi... It's not a PC so any additional add on would be abit hard (unless it is a USB connection).

    He is still a student so no expensive solutions please...

    Thank you.
    Hey Wolfgang, if you're still interested, here's another solution

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    get a range expander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
    Hey Wolfgang, if you're still interested, here's another solution
    You could try asking your cousin to hold the laptop and walk around the house to locate the spot where it has the strongest signal. And mark a big X on the floor to avoid mssing it next time.

    Cheap and simple.

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    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...VisitorWrapper

    which shop in SLS or Funan do u guys recommend to get this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahheng
    Hey Wolfgang, if you're still interested, here's another solution
    Hey KH, thanks. Will explore this option with my cousin.
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    Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread, but does anyone know if any shop in particular is still selling the older hackable version of WRT54G, i.e. verions 4 or earlier? Any particular shop in Sim Lim perhaps?

    I called up my neighbourhood PC shop and they only have the version 5 ones.

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    If you're looking to get a high gain antenna, do remember to get the correct type. For WRT54G/ GL/ GS, you'll need one that uses TNC. For the compact router from Linksys, you'll need one that uses SMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter
    My Acer Centrino laptop kept getting dropped connections with my router.

    I got the free Cable Gateway + PC Card wireless G package from Starhub for renewing my contract (which I had not done in ages), and everything's hunky-dory now. The Acer laptop built-in wifi is quite sucky.

    Would suggest avoiding the high gain antenna. There's enough cancer-causing radiation around already as it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang
    PC card you say?

    Ok... will go check it out..

    As for the cancer causing radiation, you are serious about that right
    No, he's not joking, dude! But there are some misconceptions about StreetShooter said, so i thought i'll clear that up.

    Well, there are two forms of radiation: ionizing and non-ionizing.

    Ionizing radiation has 2 fundamental types: particulate (eg., alpha, beta, neutron particles) and wave (X-rays, gamma rays). Exposure to high doses of these form of radiation is generally cancer-causing and can be lethal. Generally these are from radiactive materials.

    Non-ionizing radiation includes UV, IR, RF (radio freq.), MW (microwave), ELF (extremely low freq.). Examples as follows:
    ELF: High tension power cables, CRT monitor - electro-magnetic radiation
    RF/MW: wireless links, transmission towers - heating effect (MW oven works using this concept). RF/MW sensitive areas include eyes and, erm, testes (that's why it's not recommended to put your HP next to your, erm, groin area.), although generally the whole body can be affected.

    Since we are talking about wireless links, it is good to know that RF/MW radiation levels encounted by the general public are FAR below levels deemed significant. Products in these catagories are often strictly controlled and regulated, eg. FCC standards, IDA approved.

    Therefore, conclusion is it's generally SAFE to use high gain antennas that are ready available in the retail market PROVIDED you strictly follow the installation guidelines as stated in the product manuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mervlam
    Therefore, conclusion is it's generally SAFE to use high gain antennas that are ready available in the retail market PROVIDED you strictly follow the installation guidelines as stated in the product manuals.
    As we know that the intensity of the radiation reduces with the square of the distance (the inverse square law), I would place the antenna at least 3m away from me or for that matter, from anyone, just to be safe.
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