Default Bad Signal Reception

I have a Droid Razr Maxx that I just root to Cyanogenmod 11. Under the stock system Jellybean 4.1.2 I got great signal reception usually 4 to 5 bars on Verizon. Now after installing Cyanogenmod 11 I bearly get 2 bars and the internet sucks. I use hotspot on my phone with my laptop and could watch videos, movies without a problem. Anybody experience this and got it resolved?? I read in post where people blame it on the hardware but it worked fine before the root and it is happening on different pieces of hardware and on various carriers so that says O/S to me, what do you think?
Thanks