wrt54g peak speeds?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by dajohnson1s, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. dajohnson1s

    dajohnson1s Addicted to LI Member


    I am new to the forum, so if this is in the wrong place I apologize.

    I believe the router version 1 or 2, and I have recently upgraded ddwrt to version 24. I never really noticed the speed of the router until recently, but I have 5meg cable service, and speed tests determine that I will get around 3 meg. I figured that was about normal.

    But there was an outage in my area, and after talking with the isp...they upgraded to 10 meg for free. So I did another speed test still 3 meg. That had got me thinking, so I had plugged directly into the cable modem...did another speed test and what do you know...it says 10 meg.

    So my question is does the router hardware limit the speed or is there a setting somewhere within the firmware that I could go and adjust? I would like to know before I "upgrade" to another router unnecessarily.

    Here is the site for the speed test: http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    Thanks for any insights.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    yes the hardware will limit speed but the test i have seen in the past were somewhere around 30Mb. I just tested on speakeasy and ran 10Mb down over wireless running tomato and gargoyle, i have not run ddwrt in sometime so i do not know how it would do.
  3. CaNsA

    CaNsA Network Guru Member

    Over wireless you will suffer some lack in speed.
    to test your internet speed, which most cable companies can only guarantee you from their servers for obvious reasons, download this file from virginmedia's gamefiles server.
    this is assuming you are on the virginmedia network of course.

    let me know what your transfer rate is.

  4. dajohnson1s

    dajohnson1s Addicted to LI Member


    I get a transfer rate range of 90 - 102. Which I thought was good.

    I get that wireless will be a little slower, but I thought it was odd from the 5meg to 10meg service that the wireless speed test was the same. So I had assumed it was the router hardware.

    I had even when back to factory firmware, but that really didn't do anything.
  5. CaNsA

    CaNsA Network Guru Member

    Give virgin a call and ask them to send a "hit" to your modem. that should sort you out,
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