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curro

join:2003-10-24
Seabrook, TX

[Other] Asus WL-520GU running Tomato Ethernet bridge (slow!)

Hello folks:

I got an Asus WL-520GU with the purpose of using it as an Ethernet bridge (WET) so I installed Tomato USB (1.28). I connect fine via WEP to my main router (Linksys WRT54G-TM running also Tomato USB). My main issue is poor download speeds. With my laptop on the same area I get something like 17 - 21 Mbps and the Asus WL-520GU gets me no more than 6-7 Mbps in WET mode.

I have not tinkered with the settings too much so any recommendations to improve my speed would be highly appreciated in my situation (hopefully it is useful to other folks).

bjlockie

join:2007-12-16
Ottawa, DSL
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
Just an aside, WEP is easily cracked.

"The first generation of Linksys's 802.11g WET-54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge -- an external Ethernet-to-wireless adapter -- was good. This next generation, Version 2.0, is better."

»www.wi-fiplanet.com/reviews/arti···idge.htm

How old is the WRT54G-TM?
That article is from 2004.

curro

join:2003-10-24
Seabrook, TX
said by bjlockie:

Just an aside, WEP is easily cracked.

"The first generation of Linksys's 802.11g WET-54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge -- an external Ethernet-to-wireless adapter -- was good. This next generation, Version 2.0, is better."

»www.wi-fiplanet.com/reviews/arti···idge.htm

How old is the WRT54G-TM?
That article is from 2004.

What encryption would you recommend? My WRT54G-TM is probably a couple of years old.

Thanks for the feedback.


clarknova

join:2010-02-23
Grande Prairie, AB
kudos:7
WPA2 Personal AES.

Also try disabling B mode and use short preamble for best throughput.
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db

curro

join:2003-10-24
Seabrook, TX
Thanks for the feedback clarknova.


clarknova

join:2010-02-23
Grande Prairie, AB
kudos:7
Any improvement?
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db

curro

join:2003-10-24
Seabrook, TX
said by clarknova:

Any improvement?

I just saw your message so I need to go back and make changes and report back.