Slow speeds over wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by lobo, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. lobo

    lobo Network Guru Member

    Hey peeps, wondering if anyone might have any suggestions or ideas as to what may be going on with my wireless network.

    My current setup has two WRT54G routers configured for WDS, 802.11g speeds only, WPA, MAC filtering, and running Alchemy v1.0. Wireless laptop and HTPC have Linksys adapters WPC54G and WMP54G respectively with their latest Linksys drivers. My PC is plugged into the main WRT54G.

    The issue I'm having is that whenever I transfer a file from my PC to either the laptop or HTPC my speeds are only in the 10-12Mbps range. This is significantly lower than the 54Mbps stated values which I know are bunk anyways. The thing is, I seem to remember a couple of years ago being able to get speeds of around 18-20Mbps when transfering files to either of the machines. Granted, back then I was using the Satori or default Linksys firmware on only one router (no WDS). I tried disabling WDS last night but the speeds remained the same.

    Could things have changed over the last couple of years to somehow affect the router(s) this way? Was Satori a lot better than Alchemy? I don't really feel like downgrading the firmware as it's a big pain so I'm hoping others might know about this problem. And for that matter, are my speeds normal and I"m just worrying over nothing?

    Thanks for any info.

  2. horatiub

    horatiub Network Guru Member

    I'm having the same issue. I'm running Tofy 12 on WRT54G v4, and it takes about 10min to transfer 1.3GB from the Desktop to my laptop.
  3. lobo

    lobo Network Guru Member

    That's actually not too bad considering that it takes me just as long to transfer a 700M file.

    So no one else has any suggestions on this?

  4. Wintermute_ryc

    Wintermute_ryc Network Guru Member

    10 min for 700MB -> 1.167MB/sec -> 9Mbps

    Not too shabby. Is that when your router and laptop have a line of sight? If so then it's bad. If it's a few walls apart...then it's actually not bad.
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