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WRV54G Speed Issue - you may have heard of this one...

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by cwsoots, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. cwsoots

    cwsoots Guest

    I have a WRV54G. Lately I've realized (by speed tests) that I have the reduced throughput issue that's been mentioned by several other posters. I was also getting disconnected when my bandwidth was tapped out. New firmware has improved the disconnects but my throughput is still horrible!

    When connected directly to the cable modem, I get my max bandwidth of 6Mb+ without changing anything. If I connect the router, it immediately slows to 2Mb max. I've seen it go as low as .5Mb though - that's when the connection gets flaky with 3-4 clients connected.

    I have the latest beta firmware (2.39.7), no restrictions on traffic, no VPN, and a default (out of the box) configuration.

    After extensive testing and tweaking and several phone calls to Linksys, they finally suggested that I RMA the unit. Just got the brand new WRV54G today. I installed the unit and left the default setup, and the new unit has the extact same problem!!

    I'm at wit's end. I've seen this problem discussed before but no clear resolutions have been suggested. Anyone out there who can help me?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. sentinall

    sentinall Guest

    Same problem over here!
    Internernet works fine. But after 10 minutes it slows down. internet explorerer doesn't get any internet for 1 minute.
    and after thaqt minute it just gets back again. Very Anoiing!!!

    Some people know what to do?

    The strange things is:
    during the 1 minute IE downtime,
    - I cannot acces the router i cannot ping the router
    - i can ping to websites and msn is working

    anyone knows what crazy thins are happening here?
  3. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    What are you guys using to do your speed tests with?
  4. wrt54g_v5sucks

    wrt54g_v5sucks LI Guru Member

    i use speakeasy.net bes t that i know of
  5. eric_stewart

    eric_stewart Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If you have the MTU settings for the WAN interface set to "auto", try setting it to 1500 bytes manually. No need to set it lower than that. I believe the auto-negotiation feature for the MTU is the culprit.

  6. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    yeah, also disable the firewall and check.

    JUSTASK Guest

    Just wanted to say thanks - I have been looking everywhere for this solution, my problem was exact same as original posters, I cannot believe anyone else on the web could not come up with this solution - :thumbup:

    Was 2.2 mb now 6.5 mb - :)

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