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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 2010-12-01, 02:55 PM
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I run Tomato on a Linksys wrt54gl router in the basement of a large house. Signal was decent throughout the entire house. I got an iPhone 3gs last xmas, and it sometimes had problems connecting in our bedroom ( maybe twice/month?)

With Tomato, you can adjust the transmit power of the router, I think stock it's about 60% of max strength... I tweaked it a couple percentage points and have gone months now without a problem.....

Funny think about it is... the router seems to 'hear' the iPhone fine, maybe the advantage of having a bigger antenna.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 2010-12-01, 03:36 PM
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Tomato on a Linksys wrt54gl router
That's a great solution if N protocol is not required. DD-WRT firmware is also very good. IIRC, antenna boosters are available for the wrt54gl and I've seen the router on sale for about $40 recently. Now, if someone would do an N router version...

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