Having trouble getting Speedboost to work...

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Chuck_IV, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Network Guru Member

    I post this here because even tho I'm using a 3rd party firmware(HyperWRT) i don't think that's the issue.

    When I first installed my wireless router(WRT54GS) and wireless card(WMP54GS), I was using DD-WRT. When I'd hover over the little green box from the Linksys montioring software, in my taksbar, it said my link was 54mbps. It also said 54mbps within the monitoring software for network speed and other places.

    I never thought much about until, a few days later, when I decided to load HyperWRT. I removed my wireless card drivers using the Linksys uninstall routine and connected via wired, to the router, so I could do the upgrade. When I was done and was sure everything was setup and stable, I reinstalled the Linksys driver and monitoring software and low and behold, when I hover over the little green box this time, it says my speed is "Speedboost" and it also said "Speedboost" in the monitoring software, as well.

    Well, the other day, when I wanted to install the new version of HyperWRT, I did the same routine that I just stated(uninstalled wireless card drivers and went wired for the upgrade). However, after reinstalling the wireless card, now it's back to 54mbps for the link speed and not "Speedboost". Thinking it was something in the firmware, I reinstalled the previous version of HyperWRT, that had been working with Speedboost, but now it also only says 54mbps for the link speed.

    Anyone have any ideas about why this could be? I have made sure I have set my wireless to "G Only" and the speed is set to auto in the advanced setting.

    The one thing I noticed is when I manually set up my wireless card within the Linksys monitoring software, when it goes to save the profile, before connecting, it says the connection mode to be "Mixed", however when setting it up, there is no place to specify/change this(I've heard you must be in 'G Only" mode in order to get Speedboost to work).

    Thanx for reading.
  2. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Network Guru Member


    For some reason my router was set to use channel 11 for it's connection. I remembered reading somewhere that in order to use Speedbooster, you must use channel 6. So after chaning my router to use channel 6, everything is working and it all now says "Speedbooster" instead of 54mpbs.
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