I'm having some problems with my Wifi setup. In a nutshell sometimes the performance is fine, sometimes it's terrible. When it's bad it seems to oscillate quickly between good transfer and very poor transfer. One strange thing that I've notices while trying to diagnose the problem: My PC reports a full 5 bar connection, but if I look in the router admin tool (tomato) it's showing the connection to my PC as 1 bar. What does this signify? Perhaps that my PC is receiving a strong signal, but transmitting weakly?
Some possibly irrelevant specifics:
- Router: WRT54G running tomato, in 802.11G mode.
- Signal strength at PC (according to inSSIDer): -60dBm
- Channel : 13 (there are no other overlapping WAPs according to InSSIDer and the router site survey).
- Router noise floor (According to tomato): -95dBm
What does the discrepancy between the 'bars' mean?