Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router (e125894)
We have several computers in our office that work off of one wireless router. We've had tech services from our Internet provider out this week to work ont he DSL lines, and that seems to be fine, but for some reason, a couple of our folks cannot log on.
They get an error message stating that "cannot connect to this profile".
Anyone know what that means?
Sounds like you might have a wireless signal problem, or if your wired it could be the DNS problem I've heard about.
SOLUTION THAT WORKED
Install a bios that is from the DD-WRT group. Here is more information:
Wikipedia covers this here:
I would be happy to help you and anyone else who wants to turn their 'low end' routers into vastly more reliable devices for free with this upgrade (which is free).
Boost your wireless signal The first thing I did after I finished the firmware upgrade was give my wireless signal a much needed boost ("needed" in the sense any signal boosting that can be done needs to be done, right?). Doing so is trivial.
Go to the Wireless tab, then to Advanced Settings. Find the entry labeled Xmit Power, which is set by default at a paltry 28mW, and can be set up to 251mW. To be honest, I don't know much about the science of the whole process, but I do know that 251 is WAY bigger than 28. However, you probably don't want to pump it up to 251mW right away.
The DD-WRT manual suggests that a "safe increase of up to 70 would be suitable for most users." Anything too much above that and you'd be flirting with overheating your router and damaging the life of your router (though I've heard that many people have pushed it up to 100 or above). So go ahead and change your Xmit Power to 70 and click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page.
I can't measure for sure how the signal boost has improved things for me since I've just moved into this apartment, but I can say that the signal is full bars pretty much anywhere I go. How's that for scientific?
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
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