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WAN Connection Speed really 100MBIT?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Anonymous, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Hi, I purchased a WRT54GS and I have a serious Problem now!

    I live in a students rooming house with more than 200 machines connected to some 100 MBIT Switches and I have connections to the people in this house with more than 10MByte per second (as expected from a 100mbit network)

    Now I pluged my 3 computers to the WRT54GS and put the house-net of course to the WAN port for routing and better protection and so on...

    The Problem is now that the speed decreased from nearly 11 mbytes/s to a less than 3,5 mbytes/s :cry: Why is that??? The WAN port is declared as 10/100mbit so why such a decrease of speed? After putting me back directly to the network a had my 11mbyte/s back, but the WAN port seems to have a problem to handle those speeds... Is the cpu to weak for this?
    Can one of these alternative firmwares handle this problem???

    I dont want/can't put all my 3 computers directly to the network because I hate to put firewalls on all of them and I don't have access to these switches...

    Any constructive suggestions?

    I also would like to know if its safe to put an american firmware on my european version of this router? Any compatibility issues?

    I would be glad for any help!
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    once you connect all 3 pcs to the wrt54gs do you get 3.5mbs from ALL of them at once of from only one at a time?

    if you bandwidth is only 11 then you share this connections between 3 PCs and they all download togehter then you will only get approx 3.5mb/s each theorically. if 2 PCs are turned off what speed do you get?

    upgrading to a US firmware is fine though only yuo have 1-11 wirelss channels, compaired with 1-13 in EU countries.
  3. RawkuZ

    RawkuZ Network Guru Member

    I have the 3,5mbyte/s on only 1 computer! The others are disconnected...

    sounds good with the firmware, may I should test some firmwares to see if they solve the problem?

    I know that it is really unusual to NEED the 100mbit at the WAN port but when they declare it as 100mbit I think I can insist on the 100mbit ;-)
  4. RawkuZ

    RawkuZ Network Guru Member

    Ok, I flashed my new WRT54GS with the HyperWRT 1.4 firmware and it works, so this was absolutely safe for me. QoS rulez :)

    But the Problem is still there, the WAN speed is not getting over 3,5 mb/s :cry: This sux...
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    in QoS what speed have you assigned WAN? uplink and downlink?
  6. RawkuZ

    RawkuZ Network Guru Member

    I tested the speed before I activated QoS, so this can't be the reason...
  7. Phil06

    Phil06 Network Guru Member

    Hi men
    Try half duplex.
    On my network lan i lost 90% of my bandwith in full duplex

    Have a good day @+

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