WRT600n Speed Degradation

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Jammer, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Jammer

    Jammer Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello – I have Optimum (Cablevision) as my ISP. They have provided me with a Cisco 2203C cable modem. From the modem, I am connected to my Linksys WRT600N router and from the router to my HP computers and my Linksys Media Hub (used for shared external storage). The problem that I have been living with for a while is that my Internet speed (as determined by Speakeasy) gradually degrades over time (matter of days) from over 20 Mbps (download speed) to less than 3 Mbps. The upload speed apparently does not change (stays about 2 Mbps). The only way I can recover the speed is to do a "release" then "renew" the router's IP address. This brings the speed back to 20 Mbps, but only for a day or two, before gradually dropping to 2-3 Mbps. I have been doing this every few days for a long time, but I am hoping that there is an easier solution to my problem.
  2. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    Hi, need to know which firm you have on 600N. If Linksys firm, it is a crappy one, should switch to dd-wrt. I have it loaded with dd-wrt14853 NEWD-2 firm, and has great signal and speed. I googled and asked Victek cause i wanted a Tomato firm but it seems impossible to get it.
    I have this router at my office, and i think it is still one of the best ones, it has 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz with two strong radios, i think it was one of the first with them, since years ago.

    PS. before switching to DD-WRT firm please read the "Note 4" item at DD-WRT 's Peacock Thread.

    Edit: could be a little off topic, you can check at DD-WRT forum too.
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