My take on this firmware is that Linksys brought the feature set on the S4
firmware on par with the wired versions, with the exception of the ZoneAlarm
and virus support stuff (that looked like marketing vs. function anyway).
MAC filtering, port triggering and other advanced functions are added. The
suggested links on hansenonline are very informative on those features. The
antenna settings are: default, left, right & diversity spread. It appears
that default selects both antennae in a dipole (rabbit ears) arrangement.
Moving them helps hit the weak spots, especially in the vertical plane. Go
in small increments to find the best coverage for your situation. Using the
left or right makes sense if you've connected an external antenna, or want
to lop off your coverage on one side. The diversity setting should, by
definition, select the element with the strongest signal. When I tried it
in an area that had been iffy, I got good signal, then weak, then good. It
seemed to switch back & forth, but not lock in. In strong coverage areas,
I saw no difference using diversity. Maybe it's best for a moving client.
"Kochin Chang" <koch...@yahoo.com> wrote in messagenews:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I also successfully updated my BEFW11S4 firmware without any problem,<news:uGZC7.email@example.com>...
> and are curious about the new features they added. Do you have any
> information on those new features you mentioned? The on-line manual
> provides only minimum or no information for those features. I am
> specially interested in the Antenna Selection option. Is it something
> I can use to boost the signal range and quality?
> Kochin Chang
> "Dennis Rex" <d...@home.com> wrote in message
> > I noticed Port Triggering in the Forwarding tab and antenna selction
> > in the Wireless tab. There's a new thing at the bottom of the Filters
> > but I don't remember what was added.
> > "George Lake" <syberf...@mediaone.net> wrote in message
> > > "Tim Stobb" <t...@power.net.invalid> wrote in message
> > > > On Sun, 21 Oct 2001 21:46:11 GMT, "Shay Logan" <shay_lo...@usa.net>
> > > > >There is a new firmware release for the BEFW11S4, but I did have
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