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Does Wireless Router Hurt Bandwidth?


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#1 andrewevandc

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:34 PM

So I have a 5mbps cable modem service. When I connect directly to the cable modem and test the download speeds on various bandwidth speedometers, guess what? I really am getting 5mbps of download speeds.

But when I run the same tests through my Linksys 2.4GHZ Wireless G router, my speeds are cut in half! Even though I am running just one PC. Ouch!

Is there a way to speed up the throughput of bandwidth with the wireless router in the middle? I looked in the admin settings of the router and surfed these message boards but couldn't find an answer?

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:30 PM

what model linksys router?
WRT54G? what version, between 4 and 5 they changed firmware. it should say on the bottom of your router what version.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:46 PM

WRT54G ver 1.1.

I got this right when the 802.11-G came out.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:31 PM

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c...d#versiondetail
here is a link to download the latest firmware. you can update this in administration tab, firmware update.

try this first,
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 07:53 AM

Ok, good idea.

That seems to have helped quite a bit! Getting nice and fast throughput now.

THANK YOU :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 06:06 AM

YW, its a good idea to keep an eye on firmware updates for different things, there is always a reason they take the trouble to update them. motherboard bios antivirus protection even dvd burners offer software/firmware updates
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