Sparda Posted September 14, 2008 Share Posted September 14, 2008 I've moved in to a new place to live. It's an old residential home of some kind, it's main construct is concrete. To supply every one with Internet access there are MIMO APs dotted around the place. It's cheaper then drilling holes for CAT5/6. Unfortunately the closets AP to where I am is through six or so concert walls. I am using a WRT54GL v1.1 to connect to the AP and I put a couple of on it which gets me a signal hovering around 8 to 15%. Most of the time the connection is fine and usable, there is some packet loss, changing the default DNS to OpenDNS made a big difference (they are probably just using a consumer grate router to actually connect to the Internet and it's a bit over loaded). On occasion it does become unstable. I'm guessing the main problem is my WRT picking up the transmission from the MIMO AP since the WRT has had it's transmitter boosted to the default 70mw of DD-WRT and it always reports the signal strength to be 15% or lower. Does any one have a recommendation for a directional antenna that should get better results than the standard WRT54G antenna with a windsurfer on them? The WRT has RP-TNC connectors for both antenna, so the replacement antenna should ideally use this connector so I don't have to get a SMA/BNC to TNC adapter. Any thing up to £100 would be an expectable price. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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