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Improve VOIP traffic in WRT54G

WRT54G Router,
DD-WRT 24 Sp1 firmware.
To improve VOIP traffic in the network, I put VOIP adapter mac address into the QoS features.
* Under ‘MAC Priority’, enter the MAC Address of the device
* Click ‘add’
* click ‘Save changes’
I put my SPA-2002 VOIP adapter at Premium priority.
After one week using, I fell the VOIP telephone/ conversion has better quality without jiggly.

Got a Linksys WRT54G router

I have a D-Link WBR1310. After two months usage, I found it is not suitable for my network environment.
The features are so limited. I need a powerful router will tons of advanced settings.
OK. I bought a Linksys WRT54G router last week. It is a discontinued product. I got one from the Office Depot, Vancouver Store.
Just because it is a discontinued product, it is only $40.

It is v8 edition.
CPU 240 MHz, Memory 8 MB, Flash memory 2 MB
Broadcom BCM5354KFBG Chipset with non-replaceable antennas.
I upgrade this device to the latest Linksys official firmware. Then I installed DD-WRT firmware to make it better.

WiFi Channel choice

WiFi IEEE 802.11b has a very limited channel (depend on country). In vary pack area with many WiFi Access point not all channel can be use at the same time. In North America, US State and Canada only Channels 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11 are available for usage. In Europe Channel 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 and 13 can be use. In Japan only Channel 14 available for usage. The usage of each channel depend on country policy.
WiFi with base protocol IEEE 802.11b used Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Modulation, which mean spectrum width for each usage is 22MHz wide for each station. This mean a station with 2437MHz Channel will be working on frequencies range of 2426MHz to 2448MHz. It will interfere 2 channel below and up of its channel. So effectively only 3 channel can be used without interfering each other which is Channel 1 , 6 and 11.
Channel : Frequency (Bold Channels = Recommended)
1 : 2412MHz
2 : 2417MHz
3 : 2422MHz
4 : 2427MHz
5 : 2432MHz
6 : 2437MHz
7 : 2442MHz
8 : 2447MHz
9 : 2452MHz
10 : 2457MHz
11 : 2462MHz
12 : 2467MHz
13 : 2472MHz
14 : 2477MHz

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