100mbit internet, 20mbit from router

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Chewy86, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Chewy86

    Chewy86 LI Guru Member

    I got a 100mbit internet connection. But with a linksys wrt54gs (with hyperwrt 2.0 firmware), the speed that I get is only about 20mbit. When I hook my internet directly to one of my computers, I get the full 100mbit speed.

    I use the router because I have a fixed ip, and found using a router easy to use for dividing the internet connection.

    So how come this happens, and most important, HOW do I get the full 100mbit to my computer?!
  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    unfortunatley, I think you need to move to a more robust router. I think the hardware itself can only handle that, but I COULD be wrong. A 100mbit connection is more of a business class connection, so you might haveto move up to say, a real cisco router.
  3. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    The GS was tested at 34 megs throughput. If you have a 100 meg internet connection. :eek: ..you might want to stepup to a more enterprise grade router.
  4. lwf-

    lwf- Network Guru Member

    If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a killer router you could make your own with a, in your case pretty good, computer and m0n0wall, pfsense, ipcop or something else and use the bridge the WRT for your wireless clients. Of course you wont get 100mbit over a wireless connection but you wound not get that with a cisco router either.
  5. Chewy86

    Chewy86 LI Guru Member

    I thought so, but the stupid thing is that when I emailed linksys, they answered:

    I'm just going to try a windows internet sharing (but already had some trouble, not getting a multicast connection), and maybe a passive cooled, low power consuming linux computer as router. (cause its already warm in my room (13m2: 3computers)).
  6. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    That's what I've been doing on and off lately....I normally use an RV082....but I've had an interest in dorking around with some of the *nix flavored routers.

    So far..tried IPCop...with the Copfilter addon
    Then tried pfsense
    Last night I installed Endian..I think this one's a keeper...VERY nice package..it's like IPCop with the Copfilter addon..but in a much more mature and polished interface. Install routine is clunkier though.

    Overall..IPCop is a good one for people trying out a *nix router for the first time.

    OP...I'm curious..what is your ISP service if you have a 100 meg connection? And what are you using a 100 meg pipe for? I mean..you're at data center size here.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    afaik the WRT54G v3 or possibly v4 has a faster WAN due to a newer chipset. however if you wanting maximum throughput then a RV0xx would be needed.
  8. lol24h

    lol24h Network Guru Member

    You can't get that speed by wired or wireless connection ? Through wireless it rather wouldn't be possible...
  9. Chewy86

    Chewy86 LI Guru Member

    Wired offcourse, I'm familiar with the speed of wireless...

    And my ISP connects the dutch university's and also some nearby flats (where I live in).
  10. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    R U sure you're not mistakingly referring to a 100MB NIC instead of a 100MB Internet connection? Is this for home use or business? If you got a 100MB Internet connection, I seriously doubt you're in here discussing using a 54MB wireless router with your 100MB Internet speed :???:

    DSL/Cable ----------------------------------------- > home

    OC3 (155MB)
    T-4 (274MB) ---------------------------------------- > data center

    R U managing a data center or an ISP by any chance?
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