WAG325N glacial Ethernet transfer speeds

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Sacharissa, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Sacharissa

    Sacharissa LI Guru Member

    I tried posting this last night, but I was asked to login again and it was lost.

    I have had the aforementioned router for about 10 days/fortnight and, at first, everything was fine. Then, suddenly, for no reason that I have been able to discern, the transfer speed dropped to about 10 HOURS for a GB! I started a transfer the other evening, went to bed, and it was still on about three-quarters done in the morning!

    I called the 'UK' technical support and (all too predictably it seems these days) was put through to the Delhiphone. I spoke to a bloke called Sean (not a very Indian name, I'm sure you'll agree, but his accent was so thick that you could cut it with a chainsaw). I explained the issue as best I could to him (I spent a good 15 minutes trying to make him understand that, as I use a Mac (he didn't seem to know what a 'Mac' was) I didn't have IE. He kept insisting that, in order to open the router control panel, I needed IE as that was the only browser it would work with! In the end, I gave up remonstrating and pretended that I was using IE under Windoze, just to get somewhere!

    He emailed me a link to some beta firmware (accessed via a site that required a username and password) (v1.00.11) which, he said, was "guaranteed to fix the problem". Well, of course it didn't.

    Fast forward to yesterday evening. I logged on to the LiveChat portal and spoke to someone called Angela. She didn't seem to be too familiar with said router as she insisted that the wireless was only 54g.

    Well, she was like a stuck record. She kept insisting that I "reboot the router, reinstall the firmware, and reboot it again". No matter how many times I told her that I had already done this, she kept insisting that's what I needed to do as "it was the only thing that would make it work". The only other thing she had me do was drop the MTU to 1200, which didn't make one iota of difference.

    In the end, I politely made some excuse, and ended the call. I found this forum via Google, so am posting here in the hope that I can get some sensible advice.

    I have a G5 running Tiger 10.4.10 and a Shuttle running XP Home SP2. The transfer is glacial either way.

    No settings have been changed (other than the dropping of the MTU) as I am the only one who knows the password as my parents know just enough about computers to be dangerous.

    So, can anyone assist me with this one...?


  2. TheMeanMachine

    TheMeanMachine LI Guru Member

    Any luck yet ??

    I've just got a WAG325N as well, and a wireless N pci card . But I'm only getting 54mbps . the live chat people don't seem to know much
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