Horrible Range on TP-LINK TL-WDR4300
First impression, it has horrible range. I know the 5GHz band isn't supposed to get great coverage but the 2.4GHz range is just horrendous compared to my Asus RT-N16 (which runs Tomato). I followed the wiki to reflash it with OpenWrt (with Luci web interface) and try messing around with the wifi settings (not many options compared with DD-WRT or Tomato). I tried the different transmit power settings (as well switching to the 40MHz step size) and still horrible range; my Sony XBR TV in the living room (maybe 20 feet away through at couple walls) can see it but I can't stream Netflix at all; the status on OpenWrt shows zero to 1 (occasionally) bar reception to the TV and the max rx speed is 1Mps and tx speed is 6.5Mps. Very disappointed; I switched back to my Asus RT-N16 and it runs great again (I get 2-3 bars with the Asus). The coverage on the RT-N16 is not that great but it's hell of a lot better than the TL-WDR4300. I'm planning to reflash the WDR4300 with DD-WRT (or possible stock firmware, which I don't want to use because I need all the custom more advanced settings) to try but it seems it's a hardware limitation than software. Any advice from those who have used this router?