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WRTSL54GS sluggish?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by phinn, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    I went from being a long term WRT54G (v4 with thibor15c) to tonight being a SL user...

    I immediately flashed the router with 16b and cleared the NVRAM on the router webpage.

    Am I nuts or is the webpage responce WAY slower than the WRT54G? Everyone has been saying how good this router is and stuff so I picked one up (yes its the correct serial number)

    It just seems really sluggish, whats going on here?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    its fine here, not sluggish at all.
  3. BanditRider

    BanditRider Network Guru Member

    Not sluggish here either.
  4. sooperdooper

    sooperdooper Network Guru Member

    the first time i got a wrtsl54gs i flashed it with Thibor 15 n found the speed was slow and i culdnt change the log in ip to what i wanted didnt like it at all i ended up flashin it with ddwrt n everythings great i recently got a new sl i desided to try Thibor 16b still the same problems so i flashed it with ddwrt v23 sp2 final n its great
  5. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    Wow I tried DD-wrt before I even heard of Thibor and it was horrible. Maybe I should try it again on one of my routers.
  6. spepi

    spepi Network Guru Member

    I tried 16b on my new WRTSL54GS and I couldnt get Wii connected to the WiFi. I had thw WRT54G, and it connected fine using 15b....

    Should I try again? Im back on generic Linksys software...its horrible, the Wii connects for the kids
  7. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    I tried DD-WRT v23 SP2 tonight, and I must say the web GUI is *MUCH* more responsive than the stock firmware and Thibor 16. I know pretty much the entire thing is custom. The Web interface is sweet too, and that JFFS stuff looks awesome...

    The downside is I couldn't get my USB hard drive to work, and couldn't find a few options in the menus that I can easily find with Thibor. I think I'll go back to Thibor because of the piece of mind : )
  8. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    For those people finding the interface unresponsive:
    * Are you running Fasterfox? If so, make sure that you turn it off - the number of connections could overload the server on the router.
    * Are you running any P2P apps (Bittorrent, etc)? The number of connections the router needs to keep for you WILL make it run slow. In fact, I know that if I run P2P, the web GUI will be slowish and if I turn it off, it gets fast again fine.
  9. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    Na I'm not running Fasterfox, I don't know what that is. I do however enable pipelining (setting max connections to 8) in about:config. That should make no difference though but just to make sure I disabled pipelining and it didn't resolve the problem.

    Also, DD-WRT does not have this problem with poor responsiveness (that isn't to say it doesn't have its own share of problems)
  10. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    Okay I hope someone can help me look into this...

    If I connect to my SL wirelessly with my laptop I do NOT have this issue. Its lightning quick. For some insane reason my main computer (the only one thats actually wired into the router) is super slow to respond to all the HTTP requests. Everytime I click a page it takes like 5 or so seconds. On my laptop it's almost instant!

    Please help.

    I even tried this with (*cringe*) Internet Explorer and its sluggish too.
  11. phinn

    phinn Network Guru Member

    Okay I fixed it! I tried my other built in network adapter and it was super quick, so I compared the settings... My NVIDIA adapter was set to "Full Duplex 100 Base T" and I set it to Auto Negotiate like the other one and boom, it works great.

    Weird about that setting, but it seemed to completely fix it, incase anyone else sees this issue.

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