WRT54G V3 and FIOS speed issues-please help!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by rokasva, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. rokasva

    rokasva Guest

    Hey everyone,

    Got Verizon FIOS installed Tuesday, got the 15/2 package. For the life of me, I cannot get my WRT54G V3 to provide me with more than 9mbps. I consistently get 15.4mbps on the same speed test from the DLink wired router that they supplied. For the examples below, I have used the exact same speed test, off of Dslreports. Here is what I have tried so far:
    1) WRT54G V3 with the latest Linksys firmware. Hooked up WRT54G directly to the FIOS service, using PPPOE. Internet works fine. Only get ~5-6.5mbps downstream. The link from the computer to the WRT54G is wireless, 54mbps.
    2) WRT54G V3 with HyperWRT 2.1b1, same connection as above. Downstream increases to 7.5-8mpbs. The link from the computer to the WRT54G is wireless, 54mbps.
    3) WRT54G V3 with Hyper WRT 2.1b1-using it as a wireless access pt attached to the DLink(DHCP off, connected thru lan port, etc). Downstream increases to 10mpbs. The link from the computer to the WRT54G is wireless, 54mpbs.
    4) Dlink wired router(DI 604?), supplied by Verizon. The link from the computer to the router is via a CAT5 cable. Consistent 15mbps for downstream.

    So I'm at a loss here. Is there some firmware out there for the WRT54G which will enable me to recover the extra 5mbps of bandwidth i'm losing? I have no problem using the Linksys as the main router or as an access pt to the DLink-I just want to get what I pay for, or relatively close to it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks! :)

  2. influx

    influx Network Guru Member

    are you able to get the full 15mbps from your linksys router if you directly connect with CAT5? if so, then atleast you know it's specifically a wireless issue.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    As tested by TomsNetworking the WAN to LAN is about 19.7 Mbs. The wireless throughput will be less depending on the number of clients, attenuation of signal, multipath, interference, overhead and presence of 802.11B devices. You cannot compare wireless throughput to wired. See the test results at http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Reviews-39-ProdID-WRT54G-9.php

    If you wanted better performance you should have gotten a MIMO device like the WRT54GX, where the wireless performance is about 44mbs and the WAN to LAN is about 72Mbs.
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