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Speedbooster on WRT54G v2.2

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ray_burnz, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. ray_burnz

    ray_burnz LI Guru Member

    I have searched through this forum and in search engines to try to find a straightforward answer to a question, however I have not had any success.

    My question is: Is it safe to enable Speedbooster on a WRT54G v2.2 running Tomato 1.07?

    By safe I mean that it won't cause the router to melt or cause stability problems.

    And if it is safe, is there anything I need to do on the router end after enabling Speedbooster, or just set it to Enable and get back to beer & TV?
     
  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    I have a GL with Speedbooster enabled (Tomato 1.07). No problem at all. I don't see what problems can be in your case, too. Of course you have to have speedbooster clients to have a high speed connection.
     
  3. ray_burnz

    ray_burnz LI Guru Member

    Thanks.
    Just wanted to make sure before I go buy some wireless cards with speedbooster support.
     
  4. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Before that, if is the case...if any willing to...wait for a second opinion.
     
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Speedbooster really doesn't have much effect - you should spend your money on better antennae (or Cat5 cable!) IMHO. My non-speedbooster built in intel wireless chipset laptop has much better range and throughput than a linksys WPC54GS. There are some detail reviews of Speedbooster (Broadcom Afterburner) on TomsNetworking. That concludes it does work - but only if you are very close the benefit drops off quickly with distance
     
  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    So true mstombs. Also, the WPC54GS especially has really crappy range. With my WUSB54GS, which is a "Speedbooster adapter", I get better speed to my Tomato box if Afterburner is off on Tomato, with 4 bars signal in Win.

    Make sure you have Frame Burst on - this provides real benefits.
     

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