Slow transfer rates from NAS to PC via WRT54g

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by contici, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. contici

    contici Addicted to LI Member


    I have a Synology DS207+ Nas server wired to my WRT54G router and have a wireless laptop. When I transfer files from my Nas to my pc, I only transfer with app. 2,5 MB/s. When I try to connect my PC to my router with a cable it does not work.
    Also when I try to unpack (unrar with Winrar) files located on the NAS network drives, I can't unpack two or more files at the same time, if I try, the unpacking processes just freezes.
    If I try to wire the PC to the router, there is no problem unpacking several files at the same time.

    I suspect the problem is my router.

    I have a WRT54G router with firmware version v7.00.1
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    If you do mean 2.5 MByte per second then that's Wireless G for you ~ 20Mbit/s.

    If Winrar is using temporary files on the NAS it is going to be slow.

    Should be much better connected directly by 200Mbps full duplex wired Ethernet.

    I assume you have that dog of a version V7 (Atheros wireless V1), if so there a few bug fixes in a more recent Linksys firmware (you have no alternative to choose) :-

    Firmware 7.00.4
    - Resolves interoperability issue with WAP54G and WRE54G in WPA-PSK mode.
    - Resolves intermittent reboot issue when BitTorrent is running when UPnP is enabled on the router.
    - Resolves wireless data rate performance issues.
    - Resolves issue with router assigns declined IP address to LAN host.
    - Resolves issue with QoS module algorithm.
    - Resolves reboot issue if fragmentation threshold is set to value less than 1500.
    - Resolves issue with wireless MAC filtering configuration GUI.
    - Resolves issue with saving RADIUS passphrase.
    - Resolves display problems in routing policy configuration GUI.
    - Resolves issue of RIP request packets not being sent out after switching to router mode.
    - Resolves issue of logging the same event more than once when log function is enabled.
    - Resolves issue of unexpected clearing of log when user stops and closes traceroute.
    - Resolves issue of not being able to accessing some configuration settings after changing password.
    - Resolves issues with incorrect beacon interval acceptable range and beacon packets not being sent out on some particular settings.
    - Corrects "Port Range Forward" policies validation.
    - Fixes problem of not storing DNS address(es) correctly if static DNS address(es) is/are used.
    - For security purpose, "Clone Your PC's MAC" functionality is no longer available if user accesses router remotely.
    - Resolves issue of displaying incorrect HTTPS certificate message.
    - Fixes problem in QoS configuration validation.
    - Fixes incorrect supported rates in beacon packets when wireless mode is set to 'mixed'.
    - Resolves reboot issue with setting beacon interval to value greater than 5000.
    - Corrects ARP exchange behavior on WAN interface (DHCP mode) after obtaining IP address via DHCP.
    - Corrects PPTP connection behavior when PPTP mode is set to "on-demand" mode.
    - Resolved issue with not being able to set UPnP policy with port number less than 1024.
    - Fixes problem of DMZ feature not functioning properly.
    - Resolves issue with not showing the most up-to-date connection status on WAN interface in MS Windows XP via UPnP.
    - Resolves issue with LAN host intermittently not being able to obtain IP address from router via DHCP when DHCP server is enabled.
    - Resolves issue with IP address assignment via DHCP on some particular devices.
    - Corrects DHCP protocol stack behavior when switching from PPPoE mode to DHCP mode.
    - Corrects "Access Restriction" behavior when system time is not available.
    - Resolves issue of not trying alternative DNS if the preferred DNS does not respond.
    Firmware 7.00.1
    - Initial Release
  3. contici

    contici Addicted to LI Member

    What do you mean by this?

    So you think I should update the firmware of the router? How do I do it, and does it change my settings?
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