WRT54G and 10Mb connection

Hi all,

I have a 10Mb connection via NTL connected to a Linksys WRT54G (v1.0, Firmware 1.02.1), and only get about 6Mb max throughput. I haven't been able to connect a PC up directly to the Cable Modem, because the Router and Modem are downstairs and my PC is upstairs. The PC is connected via a Linksys PCI 54G, with signal and speed never dropping below 48Mbps and Good.

If I were to upgrade the firmware to the latest, would that possibly speed up the net speed? Also, is there a risk of "bricking" the router by upgrading the firmware using the option in the router config?



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Neil Barras
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On Sun, 11 Jun 2006 19:11:23 GMT, "Neil Barras" wrote in :

You should always upgrade the firmware. If you follow instructions and use reasonable care there is no danger of "bricking" the router.

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John Navas

well, the power could go out during a flash

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Yeah, so go buy a $50 UPS to protect your $5 value router.

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William P.N. Smith

The power could still go out. One of my clients had a $$$ UPS go bad. He lost the entire system, disks and all. UPSs can fail just like the 'mains' company.

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mike vore

On Sun, 18 Jun 2006 00:48:02 GMT, mike vore wrote in :

True, but that is very unlikely. It's like saying seatbelts can fail, so why wear one.

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John Navas

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