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  1. #21
    Kerry Liles
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    Re: WRT54G

    "BJ" <bjjl@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:aEson.35816$sx5.22907@newsfe16.iad...
    > Kerry Liles wrote:
    >> "BJ" <bjjl@charter.net> wrote in message
    >> news:jucon.16980$ao7.13324@newsfe21.iad...
    >>> BJ wrote:
    >>>> I have a WRT54G V3.1 with DD-WRT installed. I got this router because
    >>>> it will limit bandwidth usage under QOS. However, my cable down is
    >>>> 29mbps up is 2.5mbps. All I can get through the router is 15mbps down
    >>>> 1.8 mbps up. It's cutting the down in half. I don't have any wireless
    >>>> hooked up to it either.
    >>>>
    >>>> I replaced it with a old spare D-link DI-624 and it has the same speed
    >>>> as the modem. 29mbps down with 2.5mbps up. Why is the WRT54G cutting
    >>>> the bandwidth in half? I read the back of the manual "Troubleshooting"
    >>>> there is nothing dealing with bandwidth loss. Thanks for any help you
    >>>> can give.
    >>> I downloaded the latest firmware from Linksys and replaced the DD-WRT
    >>> firmware. I set MTU 1500 and now I get 28mbps down and 2.2mbps up
    >>> through the router. It was the firmware from DD-WRT. I'll never use that
    >>> firmware again. Thanks for all the help guys.

    >>
    >>
    >> Cool. As Char Jackson replied in this thread already, it might be a
    >> setting in DD-WRT of course, rather than a fundamental problem with it,
    >> but at least you know how to get around it... I had a similar experience
    >> with Tomato firmware on a different Linksys model and also ran out of
    >> patience (and managed to brick the Linksys too! haha).

    > Glad to know about the tomato, I was kind of thinking about installing
    > that but I don't think so now. Thanks for the info.



    Well, perhaps I shouldn't have slagged Tomato (even though it wasn't an
    intentional slagging...) In that case, it might have been user error (ie:
    mine) but I ran out of patience - especially after the Linksys was bricked
    and even Linksys online chat support agreed it was done in. Linksys did
    authorize an RMA for me to return it and get a refund - kudos to them... Of
    course, if you use 3rd party firmware in a device you obviously have to be
    prepared for the results - good or bad. Sadly, some manufacturer firmware is
    so buggy you just have to try some 3rd party stuff sometimes...



  2. #22
    Char Jackson
    Guest

    Re: WRT54G

    On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:52:53 -0400, "Kerry Liles"
    <kerry.removethisandoneperiod.liles@gmail.com> wrote:

    >"BJ" <bjjl@charter.net> wrote in message
    >news:aEson.35816$sx5.22907@newsfe16.iad...
    >> Kerry Liles wrote:
    >>> "BJ" <bjjl@charter.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:jucon.16980$ao7.13324@newsfe21.iad...
    >>>> BJ wrote:
    >>>>> I have a WRT54G V3.1 with DD-WRT installed. I got this router because
    >>>>> it will limit bandwidth usage under QOS. However, my cable down is
    >>>>> 29mbps up is 2.5mbps. All I can get through the router is 15mbps down
    >>>>> 1.8 mbps up. It's cutting the down in half. I don't have any wireless
    >>>>> hooked up to it either.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I replaced it with a old spare D-link DI-624 and it has the same speed
    >>>>> as the modem. 29mbps down with 2.5mbps up. Why is the WRT54G cutting
    >>>>> the bandwidth in half? I read the back of the manual "Troubleshooting"
    >>>>> there is nothing dealing with bandwidth loss. Thanks for any help you
    >>>>> can give.
    >>>> I downloaded the latest firmware from Linksys and replaced the DD-WRT
    >>>> firmware. I set MTU 1500 and now I get 28mbps down and 2.2mbps up
    >>>> through the router. It was the firmware from DD-WRT. I'll never use that
    >>>> firmware again. Thanks for all the help guys.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Cool. As Char Jackson replied in this thread already, it might be a
    >>> setting in DD-WRT of course, rather than a fundamental problem with it,
    >>> but at least you know how to get around it... I had a similar experience
    >>> with Tomato firmware on a different Linksys model and also ran out of
    >>> patience (and managed to brick the Linksys too! haha).

    >> Glad to know about the tomato, I was kind of thinking about installing
    >> that but I don't think so now. Thanks for the info.

    >
    >
    >Well, perhaps I shouldn't have slagged Tomato (even though it wasn't an
    >intentional slagging...) In that case, it might have been user error (ie:
    >mine) but I ran out of patience - especially after the Linksys was bricked
    >and even Linksys online chat support agreed it was done in. Linksys did
    >authorize an RMA for me to return it and get a refund - kudos to them... Of
    >course, if you use 3rd party firmware in a device you obviously have to be
    >prepared for the results - good or bad. Sadly, some manufacturer firmware is
    >so buggy you just have to try some 3rd party stuff sometimes...


    I give a thumbs up to Tomato firmware. I ran it on one of my Linksys
    units for several years, before migrating all 6 routers over to
    dd-wrt. It's not nearly as full-featured as dd-wrt, but it's very
    stable and I wouldn't hesitate to run it again if my needs were to
    change. For the time being, though, I'm happily using dd-wrt.


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