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    How to increase the wireless range on a Linksys WPC54G


    I would like to know if it possible to increase the range of it from 11mbps to 54mbps currently I am using kwifi on kde 3.4 and Suse 9.3.
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    Your card itself doesn't have that power.

    If you go into your router administration panel:

    192.168.1.1
    Enter Password (default is "admin" if you haven't changed it)

    You can change the channel you're broadcasting on. Some have better connections than others.

    Also, I know in my case, we ended up getting a Range Extender. It's a little thing that we plug in downstairs in another room that catches the original network and retransmits it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    Your card itself doesn't have that power.

    If you go into your router administration panel:

    192.168.1.1
    Enter Password (default is "admin" if you haven't changed it)

    You can change the channel you're broadcasting on. Some have better connections than others.

    Also, I know in my case, we ended up getting a Range Extender. It's a little thing that we plug in downstairs in another room that catches the original network and retransmits it.
    The card does have a 54Mbps range but when I am linux I get roughly 48Mbps and what channel do you recomend changing to mine is currently set at 6.
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    I mean, your card itself can't affect the strength, as far as I'm aware.

    I have mine set to Channel 11. Basically, the Linksys guy told me that sometimes one channel gets funky.

    However, it could also be that the connection is simply too weak (hence the Range Extender). For example, rather than hooking up across my entire house, my connection is currently coming from the room directly below mine.

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    For some reason it works very well in Windows XP
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