WRT54GL v1.1 speed "problems"

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by spqr, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. spqr

    spqr Guest

    Hi !

    I have a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 with Tomato Victek MOD 1.25 and nowadays I got 60Mbps download ( and 6 Mbps upload ) speed from my ISP.
    I was glad, but after I checked the speed my happiness has gone: speedtest.net showed only ~30Mbps dl speed (upload is ok , reaches 6Mbps, so I won't mention anything about), then I tried other ftp test sites with test files, same problem. I turned off QoS in the router, but nothing changed, it is still unable to reach the 60Mbps (or 40-50 at least).
    I flashed the router with the factory default firmware, but it was even slower.

    There are four machines on UTP connected to this router, I tried to disconnect the others, but same... Not cable problem, cables are cat5e.

    I connected my machine directly to the cable modem and everything was fine: download speed ~55Mbps and constantly!

    Anybody with the same issues ? This router is only able to transfer around 30Mbps ?

    Please let me know if anybody has experience about it!

    Thanks in advance, greets

  2. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Might be time to upgrade. I do not think it can handle 60 mb down. I could be wrong but pretty sure.......
  3. petesejt

    petesejt Guest

    Unfortunately I do not know the answer to your question, but have to acknowledge that you are right. My ISP's speed is 80/25 Mbit/s theoretically, 97/74 Mbit/s via direct connection, but as "low" as ~40/25 using the Linksys WRT54GL. I do not like to seem unsatisfied, I know many users are praying for that speed, but in my case I do not want to pass the unused bandwith just because of the router.

    In case it is really time to upgrade, I welcome any suggestions to the new router from experienced users.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The issue is the WAN port of your WRT54GL is limiting your speeds. A test at Tom's hardware shows some competing equipment: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/powerline-wireless-networking,2470.html You must have been measuring the download speeds using the wired ports, since the 802.11G does not provide that much bandwidth. It may be an an expensive upgrade to upgrade both your router and your wireless NICs.
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