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yousaf465
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
@BuzzLightyear did you changed channel width. set it to 40Mhz see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11n-2009#Wi-Fi_Alliance.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://rokland.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=349

Great upgrade antennas IF you don't need omni-directional.

I got a very good signal boost upgrading to those panel directional antennas.

3 of them will fit on the RT-N16 - they just fit!

I needed to get a signal across the house, through multiple walls.
BUT, I only needed it in 1 direction for a multimedia PC.

These were perfect for what I needed, and really easy to aim these antennas.

They are somewhat Omni-directional if you are within about 5 meters of the router
and no more than 1 inner wall between the wireless device and the router.

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Krasny
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Quick question

is safe run it at 20dBm with stock configuration? (no fans or heatsinks added)

I get poors signal in certain zones of my house at 17dBm, but better recepcion at 20dBm, but i´m afraid that maybe the router gets too hot.
yousaf465
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Krasny wrote:
Quick question

is safe run it at 20dBm with stock configuration? (no fans or heatsinks added)

I get poors signal in certain zones of my house at 17dBm, but better recepcion at 20dBm, but i´m afraid that maybe the router gets too hot.


Why don't you simply add a few antennas DoesItMatter mentioned. It will be a more safe solution.

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Masterman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 13:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
DoesItMatter wrote:
http://rokland.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=349

Great upgrade antennas IF you don't need omni-directional.

I got a very good signal boost upgrading to those panel directional antennas.

3 of them will fit on the RT-N16 - they just fit!

I needed to get a signal across the house, through multiple walls.
BUT, I only needed it in 1 direction for a multimedia PC.

These were perfect for what I needed, and really easy to aim these antennas.

They are somewhat Omni-directional if you are within about 5 meters of the router
and no more than 1 inner wall between the wireless device and the router.


Those Antennas are G-only. How is your throughput to the Multimedia PC?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Masterman wrote:
Those Antennas are G-only. How is your throughput to the Multimedia PC?


There is no such thing as "G Only" antennas. They should be tuned for 2.4ghz, which is what G, B, and N(2.4) all use.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 20:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've been having some issues with my RT-N16. I've tried all of the recent builds, including the one posted on 3/10/2011, but my router is dropping multiple time throughout the day. It drops when under heavy load, and drops when everything is just idling.

I know the 26 builds are supposed to be less stable or something, is this just something I have to deal with? Is the firmware from ASUS more stable? I don't really need any fancy features, but stability is an absolute MUST for me.

I'm wondering if it's also a hardware issue and I should look into getting this one replaced (only bought it last month)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
KrazyTrumpeter05 wrote:
I've been having some issues with my RT-N16. I've tried all of the recent builds, including the one posted on 3/10/2011, but my router is dropping multiple time throughout the day. It drops when under heavy load, and drops when everything is just idling.

I know the 26 builds are supposed to be less stable or something, is this just something I have to deal with? Is the firmware from ASUS more stable? I don't really need any fancy features, but stability is an absolute MUST for me.

I'm wondering if it's also a hardware issue and I should look into getting this one replaced (only bought it last month)


Just a follow up to this post, I flashed back to the ASUS firmware immediately after I wrote this, and have not had a single drop since.

So, if you're having issues with the router constantly dropping the connection and don't need some of the expanded features from the dd-wrt firmware, it might be worth going back to the ASUS firmware until another dd-wrt build comes along.

Your mileage may vary, I fully admit that this could also be a isolated incident pertaining to my particular router or setup, somehow.

edit: Yeah, ok. It's still dropping. Probably not a firmware issue, then. Guess I'll have to RMA this one. *sigh*
Asgar13
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have someone an good working firmware-mod-kit for the Asus rt-n16?

I try to flash the Rt-n16 with the new created firmware and as the result the router is bricked.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Masterman wrote:
DoesItMatter wrote:
http://rokland.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=349

Great upgrade antennas IF you don't need omni-directional.

I got a very good signal boost upgrading to those panel directional antennas.

3 of them will fit on the RT-N16 - they just fit!

I needed to get a signal across the house, through multiple walls.
BUT, I only needed it in 1 direction for a multimedia PC.

These were perfect for what I needed, and really easy to aim these antennas.

They are somewhat Omni-directional if you are within about 5 meters of the router
and no more than 1 inner wall between the wireless device and the router.


Those Antennas are G-only. How is your throughput to the Multimedia PC?


Getting good solid signal - and yes, as mentioned above - they do well on 2.4Ghz Wireless-N

I upgraded the network card on the multimedia PC and it now has 2 - 9dbi omnis.

With the 3 panel antennas + 2 9dbi omnis, 50 feet distance, I get full bar signal strength.

Working awesome! Even through 4 walls & a garage of stuff!

I mostly stream internet stuff, don't do a lot of file sharing.
I will perform some file transfer tests over the network and report results.

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danomac
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
ravisurdhar wrote:
Anyone else having issues with the router's WAN connection crapping out when there's lots of simultaneous connections (ie, BitTorrent)? I was losing my WAN IP address for hours at a time randomly when I ran BT. I had to drop the "Max connections per torrent" to 20 and "max connections globally" to 30 to stop getting dropouts. Now I can use BT continuously, but it's pretty slow.

Using Vuze on OS X. DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/24/10) big
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I'm on 15778. Out of curiousity I opened 25 torrents at once, and I have no issues.

I do cap my upload/download to 80% of my speed, which is 1.2 MB/sec down and 50 KB/sec up.

Web is still easily browseable with no delays. ddwrt reports 1300 connections.

I haven't had to reset ddwrt since I flashed it quite some time ago now (couple months at least.)

When it gets hot here I'll probably have to do a fan mod though.
Soundy106
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow, I so lost track of things... now that I've re-acquired this RT-N16, I'm trying to get it running at home, and finding I can't set any reserved IPs. I enter them, I hit Save or Apply, and... nothing. Page refreshes, reservation listings are blank, DHCP table shows the original dynamic IPs given out.

This is using DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/24/10) big - build 15962.

Looking for updates as well (under /others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2) and not seting RT-N16 listed at all, even for the build I have. For the live of me, I can't remember which download I used for this thing before. Blargh.

Pardon my apparent stupidity, I'm not usually this out-to-lunch...

Edit: okay, think I know what I'm after... K26, big.bin - so what's the word on the latest "usable" (I won't use the "s" word) version for this model? I see the latest available is 16875 - is that ssssssss..... safe? Wink
gameguy369
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am on 16785 and do not have any issues. I use the mega build.
Soundy106
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks... I actually grabbed the big build and went ahead and slapped it on, and so far it's working great - even the interface seems way faster than 15962.
ravisurdhar
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
ravisurdhar wrote:
Anyone else having issues with the router's WAN connection crapping out when there's lots of simultaneous connections (ie, BitTorrent)? I was losing my WAN IP address for hours at a time randomly when I ran BT. I had to drop the "Max connections per torrent" to 20 and "max connections globally" to 30 to stop getting dropouts. Now I can use BT continuously, but it's pretty slow.

Using Vuze on OS X. DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/24/10) big
(SVN revision 15962)

I think I may have found a solution to this, for anyone else that's having the same issue. Under Administration -> Management, I changed the TCP congestion control to cubic, dropped the maximum ports to 3072, and dropped the TCP timeout to 120. Haven't had the router lose it's WAN IP address yet.
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