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Author Topic: best settings for max coverage  (Read 4528 times)


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best settings for max coverage
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:35:25 PM »

I searched previous posts, but did not find an answer. If I missed it somehow, I'm certainly happy to be pointed in the right direction.

My question is with regards to what folks have found to be the best settings for maximum coverage. I'm using a DIR-657 as a router on the main floor of my home and have an older DIR-615 that I have put DD-WRT firmware on in order to turn it into a repeater for downstairs.

The DIR_657 is hardware version A1, and has latest firmware (1.01).




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Re: best settings for max coverage
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 09:49:45 AM »

Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N?
Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz or try 20Mhz only.
Try setting a manual channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear.
Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only. Some WiFi adapters don't support AES, so you might want to try TPIK only or Auto.

Any cordless house phones?
Any other WiFi routers in the area? Link> Use InSSIDer to find out. How many?
Turn off WISH, and WPS under Advanced.
Try turning off Short GI, WLAN Partition,and Extra Wireless Protection if you have it. Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.
Enable WMM Enable Under Advanced/Advanced Wireless.

Turn off all anti virus and firewall programs on PC while testing. 3rd party firewalls are not generally needed when using routers as they are effective on blocking malicious inbound traffic.
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