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WRV54G owners will love this!

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by mjfarina, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. mjfarina

    mjfarina Network Guru Member

    I've been having speed issues with my WRV54G for about 8 months now. I've been testing and re-testing every possible configuration of my network, and I finally contacted Linksys.

    In short, I pay for a 9Mbps download 1Mbps upload from Cox communications. With the router in my network, I get about 1Mbps download and 1Mbps upload.

    Check this last email I got from linksys.

    LINKSYS REP:
    [hr:f6d3d38e85]the router will only work with about 2-3Mbps Internet connection speed only.[hr:f6d3d38e85]

    Very disapointing to say the least.
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Huh...try a hub in between your WAN port and your broadband modem. Your "modem" is truely just a modem, right? Not a "gateway device" that many ISPs ship these days...meaning a combo modem/router?

    The wrv in theory should be faster than the prior wrt series....and I've had a wrt on my home network for testing...it pulled darn near 6 megs...when my rv082 can pull 6.2 megs. And I'm talking using G wireless...from one floor up and 3x rooms over.
     
  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Huh...try a hub in between your WAN port and your broadband modem. Your "modem" is truely just a modem, right? Not a "gateway device" that many ISPs ship these days...meaning a combo modem/router?

    The wrv in theory should be faster than the prior wrt series....and I've had a wrt on my home network for testing...it pulled darn near 6 megs...when my rv082 can pull 6.2 megs. And I'm talking using G wireless...from one floor up and 3x rooms over.

    Also manually lock down your MTU, don't leave it at "auto".
     
  4. hurleyp

    hurleyp Network Guru Member

    I don't know why they would tell you that. I have my WRV54G on Rogers "Extreme" and I consistently get 5.0 Mbps down/800 kbps up.

    There is one performance killer on the WRV54G, however. If you have *any* outbound access restrictions ("Internet Access" or "Website Blocking" on the Access Restrictions setup page) the router's throughput will collapse. Inbound seems OK. This is with firmware 2.38.6, but is a long-standing issue.
     
  5. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Works fine on my BY 10mbit line :D

    I think the Linksys rep was getting a tad confused :whistle:
     
  6. Wulf63

    Wulf63 Guest

    I am having similar problems. 10 mb connection when plugged directly into the cable modem supplied by Time Warner but only 1.8 - 2.1 at best when plugged into the WRV54G. No outbound restrictions and MTU on manual set at1492
     

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