First of all, I'd like to thank Toastman for all of his meticulous work on Tomato. It's really an incredibly good product. I'm using the kernel 2.4 version on a Buffalo WHR-G54S with a flat panel directional antenna.
I'm having trouble with a client that has a fairly weak link (between -81 to -76 dBm) It's a Centrino chipset laptop running Linux. I have problems with frequent WiFI disconnects of this laptop on the Tomato network. I used to run DD-WRT on this router, and I *THINK* that this laptop had more stable connections, although there were also occasional disconnects. I played around with signal strength anywhere from 20mW to 150mW, and it doesn't really seem to make any difference. I recently tried enabling the "Interference Mitigation" setting to "WLAN Auto", and it actually seems to have helped quite a bit, albeit not perfect. I'm surprised this made a difference, because there are between 0 to 3 WiFI networks in range, and they are all weak and running on channel 11 (I'm on channel 1), so I don't really think interference was a problem. Another laptop with a Broadcom chipset, also running Linux, sitting next to it has a much more stable connection. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel like I'm kind of shooting in the dark. How can I diagnose why the disconnects are happening?
Thanks a lot!