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very poor internal sppeds with wrt54gs.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by hongbits, May 14, 2005.

  1. hongbits

    hongbits Network Guru Member

    first off, great site and hello ok, now on to my prob. i have a small network with 2 pc's and a laptop with builtin broadcom wireless b/g with speedboost all goin thru a wrt54gs v.1.0 now the 2 desktops are wired an xbox is wired in and so is my tivo. i am able to get good web speeds but i get very poor speeds going from any pc to the laptop (1 to 2 MB/s max my router also has speedboost but what ever. i have excelent connection to the router and am only 1 meter away from it, there are no other ap's in the area and the quality of the signal is very very good with little to no noise at all. no cordless phones or any 2.4gig devices other than the routerthe wired connections are fine and can move the files with speed and ease. i am running wpa/aes with no mac filtering.i have lates firmware for all devices and same with the drivers. i have turned off the encryption, had only 1 pc and laptop taken off tivo, xbox and have done just about anything i could find and or read .i am the end of what i can do so i am posting this in the hopes that someone could help me out or point me in the right direction. i want to thank all for reading ( i know i suck at writeing ;) ) in advance.

    oh yeah, i am running win xp sp2

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    try i adiiferent firmware. look in the download section and you will see many different types of firmware for WRT54G routers. i think the best for you is hyper wrt if you are just looking to increase the transmitting power of the router. hyperwrt firmware has some basic features + all the regular features that the linksys firmware has.

    but anohter firmware that i am running is dd-wrt it has it all. right now it has eveything that hyperwrt and then some.

    or go with linksys high gain antennas
  3. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    HyperWRt sounds like it would be best for you,stability and customization with an emphasis on speed! :D I use and love HyperWRT, I swear by it! I switched from dd-wrt and there is a big difference.
  4. hongbits

    hongbits Network Guru Member

    wow! thanks for the great info i did forget to say i have installed the high gain ant's but i am going to give the diff firmware a shot. i will post back after to let ya know the results. 1 quick question i have is, after i change the firmware can i change it back to the linksys firmware if i am not happy? thanks again for all the help


    EDIT: cool new firmware. i upped the power to 83% but the speed has not improved. if i hold the laptop next to the AP i notice only the smallest improvment ( about 3 to 4 green bars to the fullest setting ie. full tilt) when i have the laptop at the normal location (1 meter) it drops back too 80%ish and the noise is almost nill about 2 bars in total at the normal location and right next to the AP i have no green bars or no noise. this is the 3rd router so i doubt that that is the issue ( all bought from diff stores)

    i am at a real loss as too why i cant get any speeds at all close to what i should get i would be happy with 3MB/s max.

    i do love the new firmware though.

  5. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    maybe it's the wireless card in the laptop then? also, have you tried channel that the router works on? or even changed the defualt ssid, you could be in an area that is very saturated with 2.4ghz stuff, this could be causeing more interfearence than the laptops card can deal with, is the WRT sitting near a monitor or tv or something that is'nt sheilded?
  6. hongbits

    hongbits Network Guru Member

    thanks again for the reply. i dont have it near any mon's or tv's and none of our neighbors has anything 2.4gig devices. most have 5.8gig and wired phones and on my older laptop (4 months old) had the card replaced 2 x and it was the exact same thing i am on the upgraded model now ( 2 days old with new card so i doubt very much that 4 cards have the same issue as most other who have sim lappers and cards dont have this issue i am not clear on what you ment in "lso, have you tried channel that the router works on? " i have tried all the channels and ihave changed the ssid to many things even the default with no imporvment. thanks again for all the input everyone :)

  7. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    sorry I coudent be more helpful.... I hope you get it fixed, Remember the WRT is your friend! Don't go trashing something good! give it to me lol...
  8. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  9. aaronamd

    aaronamd Network Guru Member

    wow! I dident even see that guide!
  10. hongbits

    hongbits Network Guru Member

    thank you for that link but it wont help in my case. i just dont get it. i am going to buy a new router and pcmcia card of diff brand to see if that fixes the prob. i will let you all know what happens.

  11. hongbits

    hongbits Network Guru Member

    well i got a dlink router that had sim specs and pcmcia card the ones with 108mb/s and after the set up i have the same speeds :( i have even gone as far as to shut off all power to all rooms except where the AP is located and other than getting yelled at by the whole family (i guess i should have told them ) i see no improvement. i have taken the current wrt54gs over to a friends house and get way better speeds. he has the same size house made at or around the same time as mine and has the same isp/connection. there is no brick,cement,metal in our home, it is just wood and plaster. i guess ther is nothing i can do now other than move or run a wire from the router a whole 1 meter to the location i use the lappers but whats the fun in that. i am open to ANY crazy ideas but unless it gets fixed by magic i have to give up and live with it. time to use the rest of this boards features now. thank you to everyone who offerd help. if you ever need anything let me know and i will see what i can do.


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