Will dd-wrt make my G into a GS ? I want to run Speedbooster

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by ericsan256, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. ericsan256

    ericsan256 Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G v2. I'm looking for more throughput on 54Mbps clients. My laptop has a new PCMCIA GS card.

    Will the "afterburner" option in dd-wrt make my G version capable of speedbooster ?

    Or can I flash official GS linksys firmware onto my G router ?

  2. gglabannane

    gglabannane Network Guru Member

    No you have to buy a GS, that's all
  3. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    yes it will. any g can also to afterburner/speedbooster with dd-wrt
    the chipsets are the same. just 1 flag is different which can be changed by software
  4. ericsan256

    ericsan256 Network Guru Member

    Ok - so I have the dd-wrt v23 loaded and running. Afterburner set to "on" in the GUI interface.

    I have a new WPC54GS card in my laptop.

    How can I tell if Speedbooster is active ? Dont see any status info in dd-wrt screens.
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    try a throughput test. max you should get is approx 30-32Mbps with Speedbooster and 22Mbps without.
  6. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    and note that your wireless note must be "mixed"
  7. cgondo

    cgondo Network Guru Member

    does that mean that the PCI card has to support it too?

    I am using a WMP54G card. Does it have to be Afterburner enabled to gain the speed increase?
  8. Atul

    Atul Network Guru Member

    Thanks and Question(WRT54G DD-WRT)

    A million thanks to Brainslayer, you RULE !!! And thanks to LinksysInfo as well !!!

    With reference to aboce, I have a similar situation in that I have a WRT54G with DD-WRTv23 but I have a SpeedBooster PCMCIA Card.

    I have done what you mention above, how can I test. Please can you provide details on how to check throughput to ensure that speedbooster is active.

  9. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    I guess you can see it from task manager if your OS is windows XP. I did read 108M when my d-link PC card connected to my neighbor's Netgear super G router accidently.
  10. Atul

    Atul Network Guru Member

    (WRT54G with DD-WRTv23; WPC54GS; Distance less than one feet; Linksys High Gain Antenna)

    Wireless Status: [Is this the best possible, or can this be corrected?]

    Mode: AP
    Network: Mixed
    Xmit: 70 mw
    Rate: 36 mbps
    Clients: nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn rssi -34
    Encryption: Disabled

  11. ericsan256

    ericsan256 Network Guru Member

    Well - that may be part of my problem. My throughput test - using a file sharing transfer - yield about 12Mbps with the 54M client and Speedbooster. No other clients associated with the wireless.

    I tried hardwired 100M lan - and get 70Mbps.

    No difference with Speedbooster on or off in DD-WRT.

    Looks like my wireless has bigger problems ??
  12. buzzly

    buzzly Network Guru Member

    Would it work for WRT54G V.1?

    I have tried DD-WRT v2.3 on my WRT54G V.1 talking to a PC Card with speedbooster. The PC card reports 54g speed.

    I 've set it to Mixed mode, Speedbooster to ON or AUTO. Couldn't get it to work.

  13. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    your output power is too high. do you know the word "distortion" or "overdrive". the same effect can happen with wireless units if you scream to each other
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