WRT54GS v5 slow wireless

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by StephH, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. StephH

    StephH LI Guru Member

    Just installed a WRT54GS v5 tonight and am receiving slow throughput on my laptop. When directly connect to the router through an Ethernet cable everything is fine. But when connecting via 802.11G, it's about 80% slower. I've searched here but haven't found anything relevant... any ideas?


  2. Vendetta

    Vendetta LI Guru Member

    Update your firmware the one it ships with has issues with this. The current version is v1.006
  3. StephH

    StephH LI Guru Member

    Thanks - I'll did that after I installed that router and still have problems. I'm at ver 1.50.5.

    I did notice that if I change the wireless network mode from "Mixed" to "G-Only" that my connection speeds greatly improve. That's odd, at least to me, as my laptop always shows that it's connected at 54Mbps when the router is in Mixed or G-Only mode. But it does seem to address the issue, and that's what I was after. Thanks again for your help.

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what speed are you expecting from the wireless side of the router?

    max throughput of the 54g is approx 22-24Mbps. not what is said on the box....

    Try enabling Frame burst. this should make throuput somewhat faster.
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