Thursday, January 01, 2009

Linksys WRT54G/WSB24 and Tomato firmware reliability update...


In a word?


Solid.


It's been a few months since I last posted about the combination of hardware and software running my home network.


Suffice it to say there's not much that can be said about a system that simply does what it's supposed to do, with a minimum of fuss.


The astute reader will notice that I do indeed have a Linksys WSB24 signal booster in the stack pictured above. Just because Linksys said it doesn't work with the WRT54G routers doesn't mean they're telling the truth. The signal booster and the Linksys HGA7T 7dbi extended antennae do a wonderful job in giving my 802.11g network plenty of range and throughput no matter where I am in the house or garage. Not bad, considering the whole rack is in the basement laundry room...




3 comments:

Daryn said...

Very nice. I was wondering if I could use my old wsb24 booster with my new wrt54g with dd-wrt on it. I haven't used Tomato but does it have a hack to allow you to boost the mW? dd-wrt let's you modify the mW up to 251. Do you know if this is too much for the wsb24 to handle? Nice IBM by the way...

darynkratz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I was wondering if I could use my old wsb24 booster with my new wrt54g with dd-wrt on it. I haven't used Tomato but does it have a hack to allow you to boost the mW? dd-wrt let's you modify the mW up to 251. Do you know if this is too much for the wsb24 to handle? Nice IBM by the way...

darynkratz@yahoo.com

Gewehr98 said...

Daryn,

The old WSB24 may or may not connect to your WRT54G, depending on the type of external antenna connectors you have on the router. I've been told that Linksys changed those connectors on later models.

Tomato does indeed have an output wattage hack, but I've left mine at roughly 75% power to feed into the WSB24 without overdriving it.

Hope this helps!