16 years ago
I upgraded my home network, replacing a LinkSys BEFW11S4 with a new
Laptop cards for the family laptops were also upgraded to WPC54GS
I have Verizon DSL, with 1.5Mbit provisioned.
With my old BEFW11S4, I would consistently get 1.2-1.3Mbit down on
With the new WRT54GS, I taking a huge regression - 200k - 400k down, at
Download speed is 4X-6C slower.
I do not have security enabled.
I'm basically using default settings - same settings I had on the
LinkSys (tech support via email) suggested I change RTS Threshold to
2304 (from 2432) and Fragementation Threshold to 2304 (from 2346). They
also suggested I change DTIM from 1 to 3.
My limited knowledge of what these advanced wireless settings do leave
me very skeptical as to whether or not they'll fix a 6X bandwidth
regression, but I will try them and post the results (right now, I'm
back on the BEFW11S4, until my kids tell me it's OK to take the network
I'm open to the possibility there's something wrong with the WRT54GS,
and if (when) the LinkSys suggestions do not fix the problem, I will
exchange it for a new one.
Just a heads up on an odd problem doing a simple (and otherwise
painless) upgrade of the home LAN from
'b' to 'g'.
I will post findings, results.