Speed went from 2.8Mbps to 680Kbps with HyperWRT 1.4! ARGH!

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by RichCrane, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. RichCrane

    RichCrane Network Guru Member

    Well it took me a bit to find out the cause of a recent speed degradation with my Linksys WRT54G. I installed HyperWRT 1.4 recently and soon after I noticed my speed of my 3Mbps DSL went from 2.8Mbps (actual) to 680Kbps. It took me a while, but I finally found the previous HyperWRT 1.3. I installed this version and everything is back to normal.

    What happened with v1.4????

    Some background: Verizon 3Mbps DSL with PPPOE

  2. ocarlsen

    ocarlsen Network Guru Member

    Can it be the following reason :?:
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    The default Transmit Power is now 28mW, if you want 42mW like previous versions, don't forget to set it higher.
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  3. chamiz

    chamiz Network Guru Member

    Same thing happened to me. Lost of speed in this version.
  4. xsi

    xsi Guest

    Same thing here. I was using the BEFSR41. I bought the WRT54GS and I installed the HyperWRT 1.4. The download speed went down from 1200kbps to 500kbps. I think it has to do with the QoS. If I disable it seams ok (I am not sure yet). If I enable it goes down again.

  5. RichCrane

    RichCrane Network Guru Member

    No, that assumes that the power was 28mW. It was not. The power was still 42mw. However, this is a moot point because the speed degradation was noticed over both a wireless and a wired connection.

  6. rizsher

    rizsher Network Guru Member

    Instead of doing a speedtest, do a real world download, from a decent site with lots of b/width, microsoft.com maybe. You'll probably see you're still downloading at around the same speed as b4.
  7. chamiz

    chamiz Network Guru Member

    Tried that, switched back to original firmware with better speed. Updated to HyperWRT 1.4 twice and did the same thing. Better off in using original 2.07.1. Please fix 1.4 asap.
  8. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I can't think of anything I added in this version that could give this problem.

    I asume you are not using the batbox plugin (as it takes more memory, this could explain the lower speeds).

    If possible give some more info on what connection you use to connect (dhcp, pppoe, static, ...) and if you have a wrt54g or wrt54gs.
  9. chamiz

    chamiz Network Guru Member

    I am currently using a WRT54GS. I have nothing running on it. A direct download and flashed with HyperWRT 1.4. I am currently on Time Warner RoadRunner cable using DHCP.
  10. bdavies

    bdavies Guest


    I have the same config as the previous guy. I do not notice any speed issues whatsoever.
  11. altarego

    altarego Network Guru Member

    Can you make HyperWRT 1.3 available again?

    Can you make 1.3 available again? For a comparison? I seem to have deleted mine...

    *sheepish grin*
  12. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Re: Can you make HyperWRT 1.3 available again?

  13. nicepants

    nicepants Guest

    Same thing her

    I noticed barely over 1Mb speeds after installing HyperWap 2.0, but rolling back to 1.3 brought my speed back up to peak levels (~4.5Mb).

    I'm running a WRT-54G
  14. franzius

    franzius Network Guru Member

    I had experienced the the exact same thing with my connection after i installed the laterst verison of hyperWRT. I have 5 PCs at my house. 4 of them are connected wirelessly to the router and one, my main PC, is connected directly to the WRT54GS.

    My wireless PCs were getting great speed but my main PCs was dragging ass.

    I tried all the tricks that I could think of but nothing I did improved things until I changed the QOS of the port where the main PC is connected from low to high. And that did the trick. For some reason the low setting was putting the damper on things even where the other PCs were not generating any traffic.

    Try it and let me know.

  15. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if you are having problem then use a firmware that works.

    remember this guys. firmware upgraded are released from linksys to fix certain issues. these so called issues may not affect you so there is no reason to upgrade is there?

    remeber the saying, if it aint broken.... dont fix it.

    Avenger has adds his feature the the latest firmware, yet the vast majority of the older versions he has done have the same feature that he added. differences are linksys firmare tweaks, fixes that you may not need.
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