Question to WRT54G 2.2 users:

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jzeitz, May 17, 2005.

  1. jzeitz

    jzeitz Network Guru Member

    i have a question to all WRT54G version 2.2 users:

    A few days ago I bought a wrt54g and it turned out to be a 2.2.

    now i read in several forums that alot of 2.2 users are experiencing problems with large file transfers from wlan to lan and I only read of people having problems with the 2.2 and of nobody using it flawlessly.

    since i still have the possibility to return the linksys router i would like to know if there are people out there who aren't experiencing any problems, so i could see if all 2.2 or only a certain number ob 2.2 are affected.

    my setup is:

    Linksys wrt54g 2.2 with HyperWRT 2.1b1 connected to DSL modem (2Mbit)
    Apple Powerbook 12" with Mac OS 10.4 and Airport Extreme (54g)
    Windows XP SP2 Laptop with Netgear WG511 WLAN card (54g)
    Xbox connected by 100Mbit Ethernet

    the laptops are connected over WLAN (TKIP enabled) and the xbox is connected by ethernet.

    I tried to copy all different kind of files from 300MB to 6GB from wired to wireless, from wired to wired, and from wireless to wired. everything copied fine, without any problems. At the same time also bittorrent was running, and again without any problems.

    now i would like to here from others that are using the wrt54g without problems, so i can keep my wrt without having to worry that some day it won't work anymore.

    greetings from germany,

  2. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    It sounds like your's is fine, some units have memory mapping issues that are fixed by entering a few simple commands, all of the disconnects are fixable in some way or another. DO NOT THROW AWAY A GOOD WRT they are wonderfull little devices and any querks are easily fixed.
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    not when you brick them and you lost the recipet and broke the wareenty seal so you canot RAM it
  4. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    even when I bicked mine it was still quite easy to fix... it seems like you go threw alot of them jagboy, bad luck?
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    not bad luck just me being stupid right now i have went thorugh almost 5-7 wrt54g's not becuase they were broken half of them i wanted to test and see what router was the best right now i got my hand on a wrt54g v2 which is the most stable wrt that i have come accross and a wrt54gS v2 which looks to be holding up good i am hosting my web page on it thanks to the memory

  6. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    so how many do you have working? I had a website on my G as well but it ran out of memory too much...
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i dont run out of emeory becuase of the website being 2mb.

    and i just bouhgt a wrt54gS v2 so i could host the web page
    with the 30mb and i have about 14mb avilble. so i am using 2mb and have 12mb free! :D
  8. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    hehe, I just host it my computer now, I don't really see the need to host it on the router anymore, afterall my computer is always on anyway.
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i didnt either that is why it is on the router

    though i think that my isp does not allow webservers but who cares.

    when i access my router setup pages from a remote loction then i am in volation?? whatever
  10. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    yes, that would be in violation because all it is is a small server that serves up the pages to you...
  11. wreko

    wreko Network Guru Member

    So what are these simple commands? My wrt54g 2.2 crashes when using p2p on LAN. The Internet connection dies and the router cant be reached by the web interface, I have to pull the power to get it to work again.
    All this and I haven’t even started the wireless stuff yet...
  12. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    these commands are

    nvram set clkfreq=216
    nvram commit

    those are the commands, to use them you have to have a third party firmware and telnet in to your router, login is root if it asks you password is whatever you set it too... the 216 is what works for my router, you can make it anything you want, just don't go too high or you can burn out the router...
  13. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    how hig should one go and how do i benefit if i go higher
  14. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    I would just go as high as watever works, this way you won't burn out your WRT, you will get no benefit if you go higher as it is already working. this solved my high thoroughput causes disconnect problem.
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