Recently I've had issues at home where my siblings would randomly disconnect, have connection problems, etc. I had a WRT54GS v1.0 which is a great wireless router and it was getting old and after changing the cable modem, the problem persisted, so i got another router.
It's a WRT54GL, thing is, I just got a call from my little brother saying they are not able to connect to the internet and their connection says "1Mbps"
The way we have it setup is, I have the router with me downstairs, between me and them there is a wall, stairs, and into their rooms.
What I want to do is use DD-WRT or Tomato Firmware (currently installed) to setup one router as a repeater to increase their signal strength. At first I didn't think the signal was bad because they would get 38Mbps or higher but it seems very unstable.
Now, my question is, should I setup the WRT54GS as the repeater or the host? I was thinking if the WRT54GS is the host, I can take advantage of its power from the base and just use the new router WRT54GL as the repeater, any ideas? Thanks!
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