wrt54g periodically slows to crawl

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by oldsubsailor, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. oldsubsailor

    oldsubsailor Network Guru Member

    First post here. Could not find anything like this in the FAQ. I have recently loaded the latest Linksys firmware for my router but it still experiences periodic snail speed intervals (after a few days or a week) which are really annoying. I thought it was my provider but have determined that by removing power from the router for 10 seconds or so and then reapplying power the router works fine for another indeterminant number of days and slows down again. Anyone have any similar experiences? Any suggestions would be appreciated. The router is: WRT54G v.3 s/n CDF80E0504479 Wireless-G Broadband with 4 port switch.
    Thank you in advance,
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    is your connection secure? maybe someone else is connected? also do you have any P2P programs open or Bit Torrent? i used to have problems with Azureus doing that to my network. maybe there is too many simultaneous connections and it cant handle them all? just throwin out options...
  3. hard_where

    hard_where Guest

    exact same problem with my V.3 (CDF8) WRT54G router at least with the wireless. Wireless speeds usually get cut down to half their normal rate. Wired connections keep on trucking along fine. After restarting the router the wireless speeds are back up where they should be. I have tried the stock, tofu and thibor firmwares and all still have the same issue. I have also tried erasing the vram/etc.

    Any thoughts?
  4. oldsubsailor

    oldsubsailor Network Guru Member

    I have found P2P applications running on my kids PCs. Bittorrent and Azeurous(sp). I may have to go back and make certain they are not still active or some new P2P client. My wireless connection is secured with my own hex key and I live in the country where the few houses around anywhere close to my routers range are known neighbors and only one other has a PC. My ISP is Road Runner cable. Is there a way I can, via admin priviledges, disable these P2P services or at least restrict the number of simultaneous connections or even the bandwidth?
    Thanks for your ideas. :D
  5. __spc__

    __spc__ Network Guru Member

    Certainly with DD-WRT firmware (I'm using v23, 25/12/05) in the router config pages there is a QoS tab which allows you to set factors determing upload/download rates etc. by MAC address: you can set such bandwidth hungry services to have restricted access/low priority.
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