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FIXED - WRT54G, ADSL2 and wireless speed

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jeppsi, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. jeppsi

    jeppsi Network Guru Member

    Hello everyone. I have recently upgraded to a 20000Kbps ADSL2 line. I get around 16 000 -17 000kbps when I use a cable, however when I connect through a wireless connection the speed drops to around 6000-7000kbps 8O .. Have heard that it is normal to lose some speed from cable to wireless but isn't 10 000kbps a bit much?
    Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?

    All help is greatly appreciated. :)

    WRT54G Router v3.1 with DD-WRT v.23
    Intel 2200bg wireless card
  2. Dowunda

    Dowunda Network Guru Member

    I have the exact same issue using WRT54GS loaded with Thibor 14 firmware..... I am on 20Mbps cable plan but it has never gone over 7Mbps when I was on the 10Mbps too.

    Hope some one has got a solution....

  3. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    Have you tried the stock Linksys firmware? I remember reading somewhere that performance could take a hit due to the additional features in some 3rd party firmware.
  4. Dowunda

    Dowunda Network Guru Member

    Gonna try it now and get back to you!! Cheers
  5. Dowunda

    Dowunda Network Guru Member

    Just gone back to stock firmeare and it is the same :(

    I will see what Linksys tech say....
  6. Dowunda

    Dowunda Network Guru Member

    I have contacted Linksys through the web chat and this is a copy of it; took name off for privacy :rofl:

    A?????? A(!!!!!!): Hi, my name is A?????? A(!!!!!!). How may I help you?
    ME: Hi there, I have WRT54GS Version 1 connected to a 20Mbps connection; when I am connected wirelessly the most I can get is 7Mbps “I am next to the router†going down to 4Mbps when I am about 5 meters away; my desktop connects to the lan port and achieve a download speed of 19Mbps.. is there anything I can do about his. I have the latest firmware installed
    A?????? A(!!!!!!): The connection speed you are getting from the wireless connection is normal especially at wide distance.
    ME: does it still normal if i am next to the router
    A?????? A(!!!!!!): Yes. The wireless connection speed is typically one-third of the wired connection speed.
    ME: your advertised speed is a typical of 54Mpbs and I assume that getting half of that speed on normal situation would be understandable but fifth of that speed it is not something that i can understand
    A?????? A(!!!!!!): The wireless connection speed does not end on the router alone. It will also depend on the wireless adapter on your computer.
    ME: ok
    ME: I have 54Mbps card too
    A?????? A(!!!!!!): The 54 Mbps is just the communication speed of the router. What you are seeing is the throughput. The wireless throughput is normally 1/3 of the wired throughput.
    ME: Then nothing we can do to improve this!! should wait for the next generation??
    ME: Thanks for your help
    A?????? A(!!!!!!): It's the normal wireless throughput.
    A?????? A(!!!!!!): Do you have any other questions that I can help you with today?
    ME: no thx
  7. jeppsi

    jeppsi Network Guru Member

    Yeah I had a chat with linksys's support people as well and I got around the same answers.. So basicly we shouldn't expect more than max 7Mbps on a wireless internet connection with linksys wireless routers no matter what our subscription... Anyone able to confirm or deny this?
  8. jeppsi

    jeppsi Network Guru Member

    FINALLY FIXED IT!!! :cheering: Apparantly it's got something to do with windows's settings... I went here http://www.unblocka.com and downloaded the program.. Woila went from 6-7 Mbps to around 12 Mbps...

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