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Gabriel1

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im not sure if its my wrt54g or my network card having problems dropping connection or seeing the SSID broadcasted so im thinking of just buying a new beefed up network card, or a new beefed up router.

any help finding one would be a lot of help, i would prefer a new net card since its cheaper ^_^ my current laptop comes with a network card but it sucks bad :) its a Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (bad)

thx in advance.

edit: also ive heard the custom firmware can help, wat are the dangers of custom fws?

Edited by Gabriel1, 28 January 2008 - 06:44 PM.

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The biggest danger of custom firmware is the possibility of "bricking" your router, which means that you could render it useless.

I personally have had great success with DD-WRT, but if you decide to do this, make sure that you read ALL of the documentation regarding the process or you will be out of a router.

As far as your problem goes, you may just have some interference from cordless phones, do you have a cordless near your router, specifically a 2.4Ghz phone?
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only thing near it is the modem its connected to and a 5.6ghz cordless phone and my plasma screen tv
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Then you shouldn't have any interference.

Only other thing I can offer is to update the firmware of the router with the official updates. If that doesn't work, then you could maybe look at the customized firmwares.
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