WRT54GL v1.1 speed problem - very slow!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gormand_jones, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. gormand_jones

    gormand_jones Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi All,
    I have isolated a problem to the router - whether using Linksys firmware or Tomato - that relates to speed. When using a direct connection to cable modem, I get 15Mbps. When using wireless, I get only 8-9Mpbs. This is on two computers (to isolate the problem away from the computer) and with full signal, with the laptop virtually next to the router. Can anyone suggest what the problem may be? A faulty router - its brand new from Newegg!
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Is your wireless signal set to mixed and do you have any 802.11B clients? If so that would explain your wireless download speeds. In addition are there many other wireless accespoint around you. If another accesspoint transmitts on the same or adjacent channel near your router will stop transmissions. There are only three non-interfering changes on the 802.11G 2.4 Ghz band. Try to change your channelto 3 or 11.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the max you will get on a G connection is approx 20-23mbps. as soon as you add another wireless connection (ie two PCs connected via wireless) your "bandwidth" is halved, this is due to raido technology. 54g means 54mbps maximum throughput -transmit AND receive.

    if you can set your wireless mode to G only. remove any electrical devices that will interfere with the signal strength. the further away from the antenna will lower the max speed also.

    if any other wireless cells are near (ie neighbours) then check what channel they are on and then set yours to something totally different. best to use 1, 6, or 11 as a guideline. if you have the option of frameburst, then enable it. lower your beacon rate to 50.

    if your not using a 3rd party firmware like Tomato, then I suggest doing it, this will allow you to boost the power of your wifi and perhaps give a better and faster signal strength.
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