On my 3rd wrt54g

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by valkyrie, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. valkyrie

    valkyrie Network Guru Member

    And am thoroughly disgusted with the intermittent wireless capability.
    I like the HyperWRT firmware. Its GREAT! But the crappy Broadcom products the Linksys used is not cutting it for me. Throughput is terrible. It peaks at 2.5Mbps and it cuts out to under 1Mbps. Should I get a Dlink, Netgear or take a chance with the wrt54gs? I've been burned by Linksys 3 times. Enough is enough right? It's not my wireless card as I'm detecting ap's all over the apartment complex and can connect to them without any problem. My router is 3 feet away from my laptop as well.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    3 times sounds a bit much to be defective consistently. I never have problems with throughput although my WRT54G is often behaving rather erratic these days.

    Just out of curiosity, how did you measure your throughput? How many clients do you have on your home network? Are you sure your computer's network settings are at their optimum?
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    have you tried blaming the other wireless devices that the wrt54g connects too?

    3 wrt54g's shown it is not the wrt54g fault in my eyes but something else.

    what other devices you have? what antennas do they have. what interferences are there?
  4. valkyrie

    valkyrie Network Guru Member

    I did have a Dell 1300 Truemobile card in the laptop and thinking it could be the problem, replaced it with an Intel Pro 2200 bg mini pci with 2 internal antennas. It actually got a bit slower after the card change. I am using Zone Alarm and set up a trusted zone. I doubt that could be the cause. All router settings are by the book recommended by HyperWRT. Wired throughput is good. I'm using taskinfo to measure throughput.
    I've set up the 2200 card for maximum performance with regards to power consumption.
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