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Does the WRT54GL v1.0 and v1.1 support speed booster?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AmyGrrl, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    I posted this question in the wrong forum... so I'm re-asking the question here...

    I was reading this Wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G ... and it states that the WRT54GL v1.0 can enable speed booster... is this true? and does it apply to the v1.1 also?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if its in a wiki yeah it most likely IS true. however you'll need 3rd party firmware, AND have wireless devices that support it. if you say have 2 wirless clients, and 1 supports it and one doesn't you'll most likely see speed decrease on the one that does not support. it.
  3. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    Well I already have Thibor 15c on it... but I don't have any speedbooster wireless adapters to test it with.. I was planning to buy some new wireless adapters.. and after reading that Wiki I may buy the speedbooster versions... but I would hate to spend the extra money on a speedbooster wireless adapter if the WRT54GL doesn't support speedbooster like the Wiki says....

    Does anyone else here have a WRT54GL (with 3rd party firmware) and a Speedbooster adapter that can test to see if this works?
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    tbh the performance gain is not worth the money for upgrading.
  5. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    So is the speed performance from G to GS 35% max difference? I assume Speedbooster for the GL models is like normal speedbooster technology? Sorry, still learning this one.

    Around here, it cost about $15 more for the Speedbooster linksys USB adapter. I was wondering the same thing for a new computer. Is it worth it and will it be compatible (ie. will the normal G-rated adapters see a decrease in peformance once speedbooster is turned on in the GL router?) when the other 2 wireless adapters are only G rated.
  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Speedbooster adapters are not worth the price difference IMHO. You most likely will need more speed for file transfers and such, but the speed increase I obtained with real world files is maybe 10-15% at best. Also, the Speedbooster/Afterburner seems to only work when the signal quality, both WRT --> adapter and adapter --> WRT is good. I also found that, with some WRT firmware, the transfer speed actually decreases when Speedbooster is turned on.

    Frameburst seems to make the most difference on real world transfer rates, and this seems to work equally well with Speedbooster, non-Speedbooster, Broadcom-, and Atheros based adapters.

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