Which firmware for best QoS results for WRT54G & Vonage

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by jjschagundi, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. jjschagundi

    jjschagundi Network Guru Member


    I bricked my Buffalo WBR-G54 router when I tried flashing the Alchemy Final 1.0 to it so I bought the WRT54G as a replacement. I originally wanted the ability for QoS that Buffalo does not have. Right now I am running WRT54GV3.1_4.00.7_US_high.code firmware.

    I would like to be able to have better results than I am currently getting, would other firmware perform better for Vonage sake? I have tried varying combos of the QoS options and it definitely helps... any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Happy Fourth y'all
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it really depends on what way your joining the routers together

    though Alchemy or DDWRT are the best tbh for QoS
  3. XCOM7

    XCOM7 Network Guru Member

    DD-WRT works grate for QoS :)
  4. nozzer

    nozzer Network Guru Member

    Toxic does it again. Where are you getting your info?
    My extensive tests show that the stock Linksys/HyperWRT firmware QoS is FAR more effective. With the Sveasoft derivative QoS it STILL uses some of the bandwidth when the VOIP line isnt being used.
    My advice, steer well clear of the $VEA$OFT and derivatives if you want QoS and/or performance. The $VEA$OFT and its derivatives can't even manage a throughput greater than about 17MBps with no WEP, with WEP it doesn't go above 14 (and I've tested Satori, Alchemy and Talisman up to 1.04, as well as DD-WRT) - stock Linksys and HyperWRT manage in excess of 26Mbps easily, with or without WEP, and this ISN'T with an "afterburner" card, just a regular 802.11g.
    Just for clarity my tests were performed using NetIQ Chariot, to a wired LAN server from a wireless laptop, using their "Throughput" script.
    I doubt Simon gets to test properly, since I'm guessing being in the UK his
    IP connect doesn't go much above 4Mbits. I have 10Mbits, and the Sveasoft firmware blows chunks for my connect.

  5. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    There is a know bug dating back to Alchemy that hampers wireless performance in those firmware, the bug does not hamper wired performance. The has been found by the DD-WRT developer and should be fixed in v23 of DD-WRT what it is released.
  6. nozzer

    nozzer Network Guru Member

    OK - thats cool. I'll be more than happy to test it when you think you've got a fix. The bug is also in $VEA$OFT (latest release). Doubtless James will want to poach your fix and charge for it.
  7. bigjohns

    bigjohns Network Guru Member

    actually even linksys is aware of this bug - so the problem is in their first firmwares and, i believe, was just recently cleaned up in the last release.
  8. nozzer

    nozzer Network Guru Member

    FWIW Linksys firmware going back as far the first release of HyperWRT (over 18 months ago) does not exhibit the problem.
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    nozzer i belive that brainslyer has released like a beta? version of v23. but it has many many many bugs but it looks great with the new interface. and has some cool feautres.
  10. nozzer

    nozzer Network Guru Member

    AND it has finally fixed the speed bug!!! YAY... No doubt we will see ewing doing his best to poach it
  11. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    is it really fixed?????? now what does "fixed" mean? back to linksys firmware speeds or acceptable speeds??
  12. nozzer

    nozzer Network Guru Member

    In my tests with NetIQ chariot, throughput wireless-wired of around 24-25MBps with 128bit WEP and frame burst enabled. Linksys stock is about 25-26, so only very slightly slower. The best all previous versions could muster was around 14Mbps. This includes all Sveasoft versions I've tested
  13. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    wow this is great. so it is pushing speeds like linksys firmware!!!!

    now i really have to donate to brainslyer.
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