Speedbooster advantage

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by mealto, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Has anyone tested speedbooster on the WRT54GL yet? Is it significantly faster? And what is it called again inside the admin panel again? I am debating on turning this on and picking up a Speedbooster adapter.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I have used speedbuster on other devices no linksys specifically, but my feelings on it are this: If you are transferring alot of really big files internally from machine to machine then it will save you some time. However if you just want to use it just because, then save yourself some money and just use your regular G adapter, you are not going to notice any difference whatsoever connecting to the internet unless you are right on the edge of your wirless network.
  3. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    I don't transfer large amounts of data through wireless. When I need to do that, I normally plug the cable in. But through the wireless network, I would like to juice up as much speed as possible when viewing photos through the network. They are 2.5 MB files and it seems to take a bit too long to load up thumbnails and run slideshows through the G network. I was hoping I could bump the speed up a bit for this.
  4. n3tfury

    n3tfury LI Guru Member

    actually, if that's your only reason then i would suggest trimming down the size of the photos. there's absolutely no reason for such a large file that, in its original size, doesn't fit your screen anyway.
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I have used Speedbooster/Afterburner on a GL - it seems to work. However, the real world file xfer speed increase I found to be about 15% max only.
  6. sir_bas

    sir_bas Network Guru Member

    Better fine tune your wireless connection... I use non-S WRT54GL with Thibor 15c and wireless transfer is about 3 MByte/sec which in my experience is fast enough for doing photo's (Nikon D70, high quality jpegs) from the storage server to the workstation/laptop and vice versa....
    BTW enabling frame burts was a major help for me
  7. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    sir_bas: Working on files individually over the wireless network is ok. Could be faster but then, it can always be faster. I run into problems when the wired desktop is accessing the wireless notebook on the photo folders. Maybe the slower HDD on the notebook is the cause but the issue is, sometimes the desktop cannot load all the thumbnails of the photo folder, thus, previewing no longer works and even clicking on the image does not bring up the photo. Viewing is done through the default XP JPG viewer. If the notebook was wired into the router, speed is great and everything works properly, hence, I was wondering if the speedbooster would help here.

    I wonder if that 15% increase will help :) Like I said, it can always be faster. Wish I wired the location of the notebook before all the walls went up!
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