Just wondering if I someone could answer a few questions.

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by AmyGrrl, May 2, 2006.

  1. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl Network Guru Member

    I was trying to search the forums and site for some questions or a FAQ, but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

    If anyone knows of an FAQ for the Thibor14 firmware that would be great.

    I have a Linksys WRT54G v1.1 and as of last night I had the latest offical 4.20.7 firmware on it, I was having issue with the firmware... slow torrent downloads... 5-10kb/s.. and after a few hours the internet would slow to a crawl for all users on the network... I had to always turn the router on and off to get the internet working again.....so after doing some searching I learned the offical firmware has isses with P2P software and recommended I upgrade to the Thibor14 firmware. Well it has made a huge difference already. My torrent download that was going at 5-10kb/s is now going between 50-100kb/s and even after hours of downloading.. all users on the network can still use the internet. I'm very impressed and happy.

    Now on to my questions. My router is a non Speedbooster model and after I flashed the firmware it says "Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster WRT54GS" at the top. Did this firmware turn my v1.1 router into a Speedbooster model... I thought this could only be done with v2 or above... is their anyway to test if this actaully works? I do have a WUSB54G v4 wireless adapter non speedbooster... I suppose I would need an actual speedbooster model to test it? Or did I maybe flash the wrong firmware? The router is working fine.

    I also wanted to know about the transmit power, its currently set at 50%. Is that default level the offical firmware is set too. Does increaseing the transmit power to 75% or 100% increase the range of the device or does it just make the signal stronger for the smae default range. Also does increasing the transmit power decrease the life of the device.

    I think i had anther question but I can't remember it... if I do I'll ask it here...
  2. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    increasing transmit power is only beneficial if it is done on both ends, like if you are using 2 WRTS to bridge 2 networks.

    It will always say speedbooster, although by default the WRT will not enable this feature. I would not reccomend enabling it as your 1.1 has a much slower processor (125mhz vs 200mhz) and probably couldn't handle anything more.
  3. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl Network Guru Member

    According to this thread... I have a 200MHz processor...


    CDF0 = WRT54G v1.0 / ADM6996L Chipset / 125Mhz CPU
    CDF1 = WRT54G v1.0 / ADM6996L Chipset / 125Mhz CPU
    CDF2 = WRT54G v1.1 / ADM6996L Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    CDF3 = WRT54G v1.1 / ADM6996L Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    CDF5 = WRT54G v2.0 / ADM6996L Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    CDF7 = WRT54G v2.2 / BCM5325EKQM Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    CDF8 = WRT54G v3.0 / BCM5325EKQM Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    CDF9 = WRT53G v3.1 / BCM5325EKQM Chipset / 200Mhz CPU
    CDFA = WRT54G v4.0 / BCM5352E Chipset / 200Mhz CPU

    I have the CDF3 model.... is thier a way to check the speed and be sure? Would it hurt to turn on and see how things work? and where do you go to turn it on?
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