need some help with intel 4965 card and linksys wrt54gl

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by zfactor, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. zfactor

    zfactor LI Guru Member

    okay here's the deal.. im trying to work this out for a freind of mine. he has a linksys wrt54gl i believe version 4 but i could be off.. im running tomato 1.11 now on it. he has a intel 4965 draft n card in his notebook. he has another notebook from acer and both are connected to the wrt54 router. the acer has a atheros g based card.

    the internet connection is 20down and 5 up on verizon fios.

    with the atheros card he can sustain internet speeds of between 18-21 atvaried times. with the intel 4965 we can not get over 10mb down. no matter what we try it simply will not get over 10mb down. we thought it was the notebook itself so we swapped cards and put the intel in the acer.. we get 10mb. when the atheros goes into the first notebook we now get 20mb on the one that was getting 10mb before. so its def something to do with the wifi cards...

    any suggestions. intel said its because the linksys doesnt have channel bonding...

    im really frustrated and we have tried nearly everything and the intel card can not get over 10mb no matter what we do. any help would be great thanks..
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Not that it should matter at the speeds mentioned, but is the Intel 4965 not the [N-disabled] version?

    Intel is right, the WRT does not have channel bonding, as it's a G device. However, most plain G cards will get you very close to 20Mbps (if running alone on the wireless net).

    Drivers. Check the net for the latest, and see which parameters can be tweaked in the 4965's configuration. Maybe there's a param that's trying to force channel bonding or something.
  3. zfactor

    zfactor LI Guru Member

    yes this is the intel 4965 and yes the n is enabled i can disable it. according to intel this wireless card has to have channel bonding otherwise i will see half the actual speed i.e. 150 mb over a wired connection or if i have a 20mb connection i will only see 10mb if the router does not support dual channel mode.... so what does this mean i need to buy.

    can anyone tell me if there are any linksys dual band n routers or what about any other brands? thanks in advance.

    also the drivers are all up to date and ive tried every single setting in the intel card, ive set it to only use g ive disabled n, etc... whatever is there iver tried either on or off every one of them
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    You can look at the WRT300N or similar.

    However, Intel is not telling the WHOLE truth IMHO. I have a 4965 in a ThinkPad T61, and I get around 26 Mbps transfer speed copying a file from a wired computer to the T61. Granted, mine is the [N-disabled] one, but the 4965 does not _lose_ anything when it goes to N-enabled, it just gains Draft-N.

    The channel bonding bit gives you 300Mbps with it on, and 150Mbps with it off, WHEN CONNECTING TO A DRAFT-N ACCESS POINT. When connecting to a G AP such as Tomato, the card operates like a normal G/B card.

    Is Frameburst turned on, and is Tomato set to G-only?
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