I flashed a WRT160NL wireless router with OpenWRT 10.03 and configured WEP encryption. I have two 8dbi omni antennas for it (it came with two 5dbi antennas).
However, the wireless signal on the same wireless channel with the same WEP when I use ones 8dbi antenna on a TL-WR543g and the default firmware. Why could this be? Is it an OpenWRT wireless driver bug?
Here are the bandwidth and net signal strength results of
iwlist wlan0 price tagscan from two units measured from the same spot:
- TL-WR543G: 16 Mbit max - "41 of 70" - X USD
- WRT160NL: 10Mbit max - "28 of 70" - X*4 USD