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cant get more than 3.0mb/s

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by eneyeem, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. eneyeem

    eneyeem Networkin' Nut Member

    Somebody please help. I am a newbie with this stuff as my brother in law helped me out at first.

    This is a brief explanation of how my network is setup.

    I have my DSL router, and plugged in right next to it with a cat5 cable is a linksys WRT54GL v1.1 with tomato firmware v1.20.1501

    If i plug directly into the DSL router via an ethernet cable I get 12-13 mb/s
    If i plug directly into the Linksys router with the tomato firmware I get a little less than 3.0mb/s, and the same if i access the linksys router wirelessly.

    I was wondering if someone could help me in getting a better speed through my wireless router. I have turned off QOS and that hasnt helped. to get speeds of 12-13 mb/s I would have to be connected to the DSL router all the time, and this day in age, that just isnt possible all the time. Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    EnEyeEm
     
  2. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    I think you should upgrade your tomato to a newer version at first. yours is so old.
     
  3. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I agree. So much has been improved. In major ways. Just be sure to clear nvram in the gui before and after when upgrading.
     
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    But something is wrong, the WRT54GL is capable of 16Mbps easily - I use them at several sites. Are you using your modem bridged, connected to the WAN port, presumably using PPPOE to connect via ADSL?
     
  5. eneyeem

    eneyeem Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the help

    Thanks for the replies. I will be upgrading the firmware within the next couple of days. I have a hospitality business and therefore I am using wds from 1 router going out to two other routers. It looks something like this.

    Router 3 <======= Router 1 =======> Router 2


    Router 1 being the router connected to the DSL router and the other 2 connected to router 1 through wds. Let me know if I am missing anything. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Nimesh
     
  6. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    It'll work.
     
  7. ciaccom

    ciaccom Networkin' Nut Member

    hi,

    i can't confirm this - may i lead you to following thread: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=66114&page=4

    there i described the behaviour of not beeing able to get more than 6MBit out of my DSL-line. i'm using an up-2-date fw and tested it with two separate devices.

    i think it's important to mention that the protocol used to establish the DSL line is PPTP here - maybe it's dofferent with pppoe .. ?

    i also would be very happy, if someone tells me a solution to this problem.

    ciaccom
     
  8. ciaccom

    ciaccom Networkin' Nut Member

    hi there,

    Code:
    Mem: 21624K used, 40452K free, 0K shrd, 2688K buff, 8052K cached
    CPU:   0% usr   1% sys   0% nic  80% idle   0% io   0% irq  17% sirq
    Load average: 0.01 0.00 0.00 2/35 1064
      PID  PPID USER     STAT   VSZ %MEM %CPU COMMAND
     1033  1001 root     R     1712   3%   0% top
      763     1 root     S     2600   4%   0% httpd
     1001   996 root     S     1720   3%   0% -sh
      327   326 root     S     1708   3%   0% /bin/sh
      576     1 root     S     1708   3%   0% crond -l 9
      330     1 root     S     1700   3%   0% syslogd -L -s 50
      332     1 root     S     1700   3%   0% klogd
      537     1 root     S     1700   3%   0% telnetd -p 23
      533     1 root     S     1632   3%   0% pppd
      539     1 root     S     1628   3%   0% pppd
    
    this i get with a linksys/cisco E3000 :) -- here's a 8Mbit line connected via PPTP to a DSL-modem, and now i'm getting "full throughput".
     
  9. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  10. ciaccom

    ciaccom Networkin' Nut Member

    hi Toastman,

    yes, your link points to my statement concerning the old WRT54G/gl devices. i'm just wondering, that the new E3000 router shows no CPU-usage about the pptp process even if i make a "speedtest". is the E3000 so much faster? with the wrt54's pptp consumes nearly 100% and is unable to handle 8MBit pptp traffic ...

    ciaccom
     
  11. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    That's something I don't know as I have never used it. But I'm sure someone has, perhaps they'll come forward and spill the beans.
     
  12. ciaccom

    ciaccom Networkin' Nut Member

    maybe yes - in the meanwhile i replaced the devices with a E3000.
     

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