WAG354G and the pains of slow internet

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by joewalsh, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. joewalsh

    joewalsh Network Guru Member

    Hi guys,

    I've searched and scanned the forums for this topic but haven't really found anything regarding it directly.

    I bought the WAG354G about a month ago here in UK and it is my first experience with wlan and wireless internet and I find that although I am on 8 meg ADSL I rarely get speeds over 100k/s and online gaming is a joke with my ping being 700-800ms even on London based servers.

    We are a one floor apartment with 3 laptops, all wireless and I have done the following:
    • Set the router on G only and connection to constant 54.
    • Manually added the DNS info to the router from my ip, similarly I added it to each laptop's TCP/IP settings for the wireless cards.
    • Assigned each laptop an ip.
    • Upgraded the Intel wlan cards drivers
    The connection is always Very Good or Excellent but when I download i'll average 100k/s on a good day and sometimes hit 200k/s, however, when I plug the ethernet cable in and have just my laptop on I can easily hit 700k/s when downloading off websites.

    I know it is not a bandwidth sharing issue as we all seem to max out around 100k/s which leaves 500 unused at any given time.

    Again, I am very new to the wireless world but have a semi competant understanding of networks, only with wires. I hope it is just me doing something wrong in the setup.

    Oh some additional stuff:

    I have it set on Channel 5 right now but when I did change channels it didnt make a difference.

    The router can detect my 8 meg internet as shown here:

    DSL Status:  	 UP  	   	 
      	  	  	DSL Modulation Mode: 	 GDMT 	  	 
      	  	  	DSL Path Mode: 	 FAST 	  	 
      	  	  	Downstream Rate: 	 8000 Kbps 	  	 
      	  	  	Upstream Rate: 	 768 Kbps 	  	 
      	  	  	Downstream Margin: 	 11 db 	  	 
      	  	  	Upstream Margin: 	 9 db
    Finally, at any given time there are 3 or 4 other networks detected by the wlan card (as we live in a small apartment block of 6 apartments) and I use WPA encryption.

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    Are the other wireless LAN's using the same channel?

    Have you tried setting the channel to 1,5 or 11?

    Does using WEP or MAC address filtering improve performance over WPA?
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