two stage wireless fails under heavy load EDIT: PLEASE read second post Sorry about the vague title. I couldn't think of anything to describe my situation well enough, so let me try to explain: I've got two cable internets to use at the moment. A room over, there's a modem hooked up to a dlink di524. In my room, I brought my own modem from my last place (haven't canceled service yet, which explains the extra). The modem is hooked up to my g54s running tomato. I've got a g125 also running tomato that's setup as wireless client to the di524. The g54s and g125 are connected. My usenet provider allows connections from multiple ip's. So I've set up my g54s to route one of my usenet provider's ips to the g125, which subsequently goes over wireless to the di524, then the modem to the internet. So I'm using 3 connections per ip to use all 10mbit of downstream. When using a computer connected via ethernet, I get about 1MB/s per modem as I should. However, if I'm on the wireless that the g54s is providing, I'll only see about 1MB/s. And meanwhile, the entire connection is incredibly unstable. Note that I'm only using a total of 6 concurrent connections, which doesn't come close to torrents.. I see that my modem is downloading at full speed. but looking at the g125's bandwidth page, it'll go up, down, up down. It might download at the full 1MB/s but only for a few seconds, and then it'll die to 0 for a while, and go up again. Again, I'll say that when I'm downloading via ethernet, it's not a problem. I don't understand this since the two wireless networks are not on the same channel or even overlapping ones. 1 and 11. Any ideas? edit: I'll be canceling my modem in a few days so it really doesn't matter. But I'm just curious.