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Is my Linksys WRT54G v 1.1 capable of supporting Ultra?
Today I swapped out my old modem (I believe it was a 2.0) for the new docsis 3.0 after I upgraded to the new Ultra tier of CC HSI.
I noticed however that when doing a speedtest on speedtest.net that the connection maxed out at essentially the same level that it had when I'd conducted a test earlier with my 16 mbit connection (upgraded for free from the 8 mbit Performance Plus).
I have the modem connected to a Linksys wireless router (model WRT54G v 1.1) and I found that when my computer is connected directly to the modem my connection tops out at 25+ Mb/s (as high as 30, as it should) and only gets up to 17-18 Mb/s when connected via the wireless router.
I was under the impression that a router that can transfer data at 54 mbps shouldn't have any trouble with a 22 mbit connection but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Do I need to upgrade to a faster router? I did the latest firmware update and it didn't change a thing.
Theoretical is always different then actual. As some have stated on here, the router's processor is not fast enough to handle such high speeds, though some may argue about that particular version. For those high speeds its recommeneded that 802.11n be implemented because of its higher speed and throughput, 300mbps compared to 54mbps. At best with 54mbps you'd see what your seeing.
Here are some threads.
»Performance Comparison Charts/Revies for Consumer Routers
»Wireless Network Speed vs. Wired Network Speed
»[Speed] when networked wirelessly, download speed is horrible