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elec999

join:2005-12-19

[Express] Can my DDWRT WR54GS Handle my 28mbit connection?

Can my DDWRT WR54GS Handle my 28mbit connection?


decx
Premium
join:2002-06-07
Vancouver, BC

If you're talking about the WRT54GS and it is a version like the V4 then maybe. If you're running Tomato instead of DD-WRT, it would be able to handle the connection provided there isn't too many concurrent connections or other load like QoS on the system. However DD-WRT uses has quite a bit more CPU load than Tomato, so it might be borderline.



justaguy

@rogers.com
reply to elec999

It can handle it, but not well. As mentioned, limiting connections helps, as well as lowering timeout times.

I don't know if it just my router, but my biggest problem seemed to come from high volume killing my internal dhcp. Switched everything to static, and haven't had any problems since.


JAC70

join:2008-10-20
canada
reply to elec999

My WRT54GL was limited to about 20Mbps, IIRC. I'd assume yours will be the same.


JMCD23

join:2010-12-06
London, ON
reply to elec999

My 54GL was limited to about 20-22mbps as JAC70 said, but only on wifi. Over ethernet I believe it maxed in the low 40s.


decx
Premium
join:2002-06-07
Vancouver, BC

said by JMCD23:

My 54GL was limited to about 20-22mbps as JAC70 said, but only on wifi. Over ethernet I believe it maxed in the low 40s.

The wireless limit is expected given that is 802.11g's limit. Personally I am still running WRT54GLs on a 25Mb and a 100/100Mb (I just haven't gotten around to upgrading the router on that ) connection. On the 25Mb connection it works just fine except when I'm running Torrents or QoS. IIRC, on the 100Mb connection wired connections hit the limit at around 40-50Mb on plain speed tests without QoS enabled. I also used to have a third GL on a 28Mb connection, it had basically the same results as the 25Mb connection. Btw I run Tomato on all my WRT54G/GL so the results on DD-WRT would be different (likely less given my experience with DD-WRT).

elec999

join:2005-12-19
reply to elec999

I hope to switch to the WRT310N today. What firmware should I load on it?