Wireless Rate Problems

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Covenn, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Covenn

    Covenn LI Guru Member

    Ok, I have been having problems with my wireless for some time now, and its really driving me crazy..... So crazy I swear to god that im going to break something.

    Onto my problem: Let me start by explaining my setup.

    I have a Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato v1.06, which is setup in my living room. Hooked upto this is my Xbox 360, and my Xbox (moded for streaming .avi movies & TV shows )

    In my computer room, which is probably 30 ish feet away maybe a little more, I have my Gaming PC, and My Wifes PC, which are side by side. My PC uses an Internal Wireless NIC, and my Wife uses a USB Wireless NIC.

    Now the Problem that I am consistantly having is that my transmit rate is dropping from 54mbps, down to 1mbps, while my wifes system stays at 54mbps. It is pissing me off because it happens all the time when I am streaming Xvid or Divx files from my PC to my Xbox, and the file stops playing.

    So I thought I would try something, and I had an old WRT54GS v5 kicking around so I upgraded it to DD-WRT, and have it running in Client Bridge Mode. Only My PC is hooked up to it, and low and behold the same freaking crap keeps happening, and most often when I am streaming vids from my PC to my Xbox.

    Picture below is how my connection is pretty much all the time, except the only thing that changes is that my RATE drops from 54/48mbps all the way down to 1mbps. If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts I would love to hear them.


  2. Covenn

    Covenn LI Guru Member

    Is it possible that if the router is experiencing problems with the bandwidth monitoring that it could effect wireless ?

    I ask because it appears that the bandwidth monitor was having issues, and since then I have disabled it, however, I have not been able to watch enough videos on my xbox, to test the issue.
  3. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Upgrade the router to V 1.07, do an NVram clear, and lock the TX rate to 24 Mbps 802.11G only with no CTS protection. Upgrade the client radio to Tomato 1.07 and clear the NVram and also lock it to 24 Mbps air rate which is a moderately good rate for a -60 dB signal level. Turn frame bursting on in both radios. 24 Mbps with frame bursting will give about 13 Mbps TCP rate. Push the power level of both radios to 75 mW. If you still have problems, test with out the USB adapter right under it's nose.
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