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sportflyer1

join:2008-08-24
Vancouver, WA

Wrt 54G slowing down my Xfinity Download Speed?

I just installed a new SB6141 modem and I am getting only 24Mb/s via the WRT54G router ie Modem>Router>computer.I am using the ethernet connection not WIFi. However if I connect the modem directly to the same computer, I get as high as 63Mb/s connection speed. What is causing this problem? I thought the ethernet ports of the router are independent of WIFI and should be able to handle the higher speed from Xfinity? Is it due to the old router? Would I get up to 50mb/s if I change to a newer router like the E4200V2 or EA4500 both for same price refurb? Thanks


jp0469
JP

join:2000-12-13
Rochester, MA
kudos:1
What version of the WRT54G do you have? The v1 had WAN to LAN throughput (wired) in the 20 Mb range. Also, are you using custom firmware like DDWRT or Tomato?

sportflyer1

join:2008-08-24
Vancouver, WA
I have v2 and using original s/w


jp0469
JP

join:2000-12-13
Rochester, MA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

I did a little searching and found a couple of other people with similar experience to yours using v2 & v3 WRT54G routers. Their max throughput was right around the mid 20's (Mb/s). Looks like it's time for an upgrade if you want to take advantage of your ISPs full bandwidth.

KoRnGtL15
Premium
join:2007-01-04
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to sportflyer1
That router is to old and cant handle those speeds. Grab a Linksys E4200 v1 if you can find it. That has been the last best router Linksys has made so far. You can also flash to 3rd party firmware.

sportflyer1

join:2008-08-24
Vancouver, WA

1 edit
Yes, I am thinking of the E4200. I will buy from the linksys outlet store. E4200, E4200V2 and EA4500 are all priced the same . So which one to buy?

BTW , most of my devices are connected via ethernet so Wan to Lan throughput is more important than very high speed WIFI . Probably 300Mb/s is enough for me.