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    Question WRT54G Speed / Comcast / Help...

    ok - ive tried EVERYTTTHING

    my roomate and i are both pc techs - and we're at a loss here....

    first off - we have a wrt54g v2 - latest firmware (from linksys site) - default settings etc...

    after no more than a day of restoring factory defaults (this is the only way to temporarily fix the speed issues) it ALWAYS reverts... sloowwww dns (ive tried hardcoding) - impartial page loads - but if i go do a speed test, the total mb/s is exactly what we are getting with our internet tier from comcast...

    connected DIRECTLY to the modem, theres NEVER any speed issues - for days - my roomate went on vacation for a week and i had the modem directly connected to my pc - and the speed was terrific all week

    this is the 2nd linksys router or i would SURELY say its a router issue - other is a wireless N (which we RMA'd from linksys before because of this issue) - both do the same thing - after no more than a day, net is very slow and unrepsonsive, but connected none-the-less

    MTU is good - ive tried all variations of settings - nothing works... please can someone steer me in the right direction other than "get a new router" because we've gone that route.....

    tks in advance all!!

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    MTU on the router manually set to 1500?
    Try overriding DNS by using OpenDNS' servers..208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    Is the wireless on your Linky secured?

    Anyone run torrents or other p2p stuff? Those kill lower end home grade routers.

    For a little performance boost out of those old wrt54g models...take a peek at some 3rd party firmware...some added features, improved stability, and a little bump in performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    MTU on the router manually set to 1500?
    Try overriding DNS by using OpenDNS' servers..208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    Is the wireless on your Linky secured?

    Anyone run torrents or other p2p stuff? Those kill lower end home grade routers.

    For a little performance boost out of those old wrt54g models...take a peek at some 3rd party firmware...some added features, improved stability, and a little bump in performance.
    DD-WRT
    Tomato
    ill try the dns thing - but the comcast dns pings etc are perfect....

    wireless is disabled at this point.....

    no torrents or p2p apps running at all

    any "hint" on where i can get reliable 3rd party firmware ??

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    http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/index.php

    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

    Pay attention to the version of wrt54 you have....a few have extra lengthy steps, but most versions are as easy as flashing with stock firmware.
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    ill give it a try.... doin tomato

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    i dont wanna jump the gun - but i put tomato on - and my speed right now is great --- a few hours or tomorrow is the real test....

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    im gonna keep this updated.... but its the next day (when normally id SURELY be having my same issues) and i have REALLY good speed.....

    <fingers crossed>

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    Sounds good, I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya too.
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    PERFECT - STILL!!!!

    tomato saved my interwebz!!!!

    thanks YeOlde!!

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