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WRT54G and SLOW DSL speeds

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Thepreacherswife, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Thepreacherswife

    Thepreacherswife Network Guru Member

    We have DSL through tranquility.net (768/128 kbps) and two computers (one wired and one wireless) connected through the WRT54G. Our downstream speeds suck behind the router (according to dslreports):

    behind the router: 60/65 kpbs!!!

    straight connection to modem: 599/105 kbps

    I have no idea what I'm doing, but I messed with the MTU setting in the setup page (set it to 1482) based on some posts at dslreports and that seemed to help downstream - it tested 173/40 the next time.

    Both machines are running Windows XP, the router is a v2 (CDF5), firmware 2.04.4. The connection isn't PPPoE as far as I can tell - we don't have a password or anything.

    Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I admit to having bewteen zero and no knowledge when it comes to this stuff; even the "newbie" pages seem like greek to me. I'm just trying to make sure our church (it's their DSL and computers) get the speed they're paying for.

    Thanks for any help you may have to offer.
  2. sreevas

    sreevas Network Guru Member


    hey i see that ur using a old firmware the latest firmware is 4.70.6 and they have resolved the issues with QOS (quality of service)so try to download the latest firmware and upgrade it and do a powercycle to the router and try it u can download the latest firmware from www.linksys.com/download if u want to know how to update the firmware u can get a detailed document in the linksys KB website www.linksys.com/kb article number 557 give it a try and im sure it will work.
  3. Thepreacherswife

    Thepreacherswife Network Guru Member

    Well I downloaded the upgrade utility and the new firmware is 4.20.7, which is the latest they show available. At first it helped immensely and downstream speed increased to 428 kbps, but this morning it tested at 268 and then 72, and then 30 (all behind the router).

    Any other suggestions?

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