Teddy Bear vs Stock Tomato Wireless Speed Difference

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ir2lazy, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. ir2lazy

    ir2lazy Addicted to LI Member

    I have 2 520gu, 1 modded with teddy bear and 1 with stock tomato. For my testing I left everything default (fresh flash, nvram cleared). For testing sakes I even flashed the TB modded one to stock and other one to TB mod, which yielded the same results.

    Can't really go on this test (speedtest.net) alone but when testing both routers the stock firmware wireless speed was almost 7 - 10Mbits faster. The wireless speed test matched pretty close to my hard wire speed test; give or take a few.

    I recently got a RT-N16 but experience the same problem. My stock 520gu Tomato firmware wireless is faster than the RT-N16.

    In short, my Teddy Bear mod gets 14-17Mbit while stock gets close to 24Mbit. Is there a setting I am not aware about that is on by default?

  2. ir2lazy

    ir2lazy Addicted to LI Member

    To further test, I transferred a 1GB file using N only, Channel Width 40 Mhz, & channel 14 and only got speeds of 2 - 3MB/sec. Given in real world experience no one really hits 300Mbps, even at 80Mbps I would get 10MB/sec, but get no where near that. This was tested sitting 10 feet away from router with no other interference.
  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Can you please check and report the Linux Kernel and Wireless driver versions
  4. ir2lazy

    ir2lazy Addicted to LI Member

    What's the command to get wireless driver command?

    RT-N16 version
    Linux version
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    On teddy_bear latest release

    root@wrt54g-tm:/tmp/home/root# wl ver
    5.10 RC147.0
    wl0: Mar  4 2010 00:00:47 version
    root@wrt54g-tm:/tmp/home/root# uname -a
    Linux wrt54g-tm #1 Thu Jun 3 17:40:50 EDT 2010 mips GNU/Linux
    For dd-wrt NEWD-2 versions you need to specify an interface with wl I recall
    wl -i eth1 ver
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