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WRT54GS Speed Issue

Q: WRT54GS Speed Issue

Hello everyone, I am using a linksys WRT54GS wireless router and usually works fine, but lately I noticed it's been getting slow speeds and then when I restart the router it goes back to normal and very fast for about 20-30 minutes (could vary and be longer sometimes). But then after that it goes back to it's slow speed until I restart it again.

When I bypass the router it works fine with direct connection, all my firmware is upgraded, getting 100% signal strength, it's not just my computer because when I ping from the router admin panel it gets all request timed out aswell.

Thanks for any help I can get.

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I have a wireless home network with a Netgear WPN824 v2. I also have an old extra Linksys WRT54GS laying around. I want to connect my Linksys router to my Netgear router and use it as a repeater to increase the signal strength in the rooms near the other end of my house. I need it to be seamless so I disabled DHCP and changed the SSID to the exact same name. I tried connecting and found ONE network with my chosen name. I connected to it however it only resulted in "Limited Access" and no internet access.

Can someone help me figure out how I can make this work please?

My system:
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Thank in advance...

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A:Moving at turtle speed - Internal Network issue or DSL issue?

If you have more than one computer, and all exhibit the same symptoms, it's hard to believe they're all bad.
Pick one that doesn't exhibit any other issues and do this:

Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.
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How do I turn off the solved button?

A:wrt54gs v7

no need to post a new post - stay on the old post here

The button is at the top of the page " Mark Unsolved " on the above thread
just above your first post and under the title

closing this post
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heres a link

A:Linksys WRT54GS

I have 3, they work very well. Transmit power / receive sensitivity isn't the greatest - but they're cheap and reliable.

Running Batbox Linx on two of them. One used for IPTables firewall, other used for sniffer.
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A:wrt54gs setting

Hello Max,

Looking at the specs at the link below, your Linksys WRT54G wireless router only has a 2.4 GHz band available. It doesn't support 5 GHz.

Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G -

User Guide .pdf file (at bottom): WRT54GS Support | Wireless-G BroadBand Router with SpeedBooster?
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A:Linksys wrt54gs v7

What is the exact make/model of the modem? Do you want all Internet traffic to go through the server?
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All other computers on the network are running win 7 pro x86 and have full speed.

Any idea's?

A:speed issue with Win 7 pro x64

Quote: Originally Posted by pctechdude

as subject say my internet connection on this computer is only getting half of the speed I should be getting. this has been tested with three different connections, two wifi and the LAN.

Download speeds are slow as well. I have a 20mbps down and 1mbps up. I can achieve about 10mpbs down and 500kbps up.

All other computers on the network are running win 7 pro x86 and have full speed.

Any idea's?

Could be a bad network driver, configuration issue, bad cable, conflict with another device on wifi, dns, etc

Can you go to start>search>type cmd>right click and run as admin>ipconfig /all

Take a screenshot and upload it to us.

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A:Fan Speed Issue

Hello Erekosa, welcome to Vista forums!

Seeing that you're having issues with new RAM installed and 'handler' issues; it may be that the 'new' RAM is bad! (it happens)

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A:Speed issue

Does that computer come with onboard graphics? And if so did you disable it in the BIOS and or uninstall it in device manager? Was the Pro installed fresh? Have you tried uninstalling then reinstalling the GPU drivers? In the BIOS you'll find a setting that says Init Display First. If you switched from onboard to a graphics card that need to be changed from PCI to AGP or PCI express depending on the systems configuration. The other thing is when the graphics become jerky like that it is often either a GPU unable to handle the applications graphics (like an old card trying to play a new game), or it's a GPU heat issue, but with the heat thing you would probably be getting artifacts (patchy areas that aren't rendering properly) as well.
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A:Speed issue

Hi cfitzarl,

I don't know if there are 1.3 GHZ CPU's with a 800MHZ FSB. I think those 800MHZ FSB CPU's are Northwood's C (A or B, donīt know ), and Prescotts.
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Regarding the machine, I'd defragment it, but it would take a while. I don't think that you have time to do it.
Also, it could have viruses, and crap like that.

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A:Ram Speed Issue

@ginoversace?, welcome to the forum. Your RAM is Double Data Rate (DDR).  Therefore, if you take 800 MHz x 2 you have 1600 MHz. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Speed Issue

Is that the speed that you are seeing when you download a file or is it through a speed test?

Also, if that is the speed while downloading a file but your speed test is fine; Does the download start high then drop down?
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A:speed issue

hi the problem is resolved it was the problem with the modem i bought a new linksys modem and now i am geting the same spped as showing on the router status, but will any one suggest what may be the issue with the zoom modem.
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A:New Laptop can't connect to WRT54GS

Going through the steps in this tutorial should help,. Yes there are some things you need to set up in the router itself. Running the wireless network set up wizard usually works.
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A:could someone tell me best wireless settings for wrt54gs

use net stumbler

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A:Upgrading to Cisco 867 from WRT54GS...

And I'm being dead serious. You need to learn some fundamentals about networking if you're going to make this project worth while. You'll get nothing out someone just posting up a sample config for you if you don't understand what you're typing into the configuration of the router.
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I think you want to set the opposite times and set it to deny. I believe by default it always allows so you have to set the deny times. I'ld give that a try.
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A:linksys wrt54gs question

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A:Linksys WRT54GS Junk

Strange :S no suggestions tbh, could be something do with the electrics inside. I would go out and purchase a new one or contact Linksys and see if they will do a RMA if the product is still under warranty
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A:cant find setting on wrt54gs


Is you Wi-Fi network secured? WPA2 with AES encryption is best. What you need is a program to monitor the activities and bandwidth being allocated, try this free utility called NetBalancer, a lot more selections here.
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A:linksys wrt54gs and wmp54gs

Follow these instructions, the best I've seen.
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A:Internet Speed issue

That is not a bad speed at all. The advertized speed is the maximum, rarely achieved in real situations. The location of your internet connection is where WildBlue's servers connect you to the internet.

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A:Issue on download speed

First what kind of internet service do you have, and what speed.
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A:Linksys WRT54GS Connection Dropping

could be interefernce

Is it just the wireless connection or also the wired connection?

maybe its DNS, i have hard coded my DNS servers into my D-Link router as it keep dropping, after that its been fine.

not sure of the commands on a MAC - but I'll gice you the windows version perhaps you can convert to MAC

try all the following information and post results for when its working and then when it drops out, see if you connect to the router gateway IP, see if you can ping a name, see if you can ping an IP address - you may want to try putting an IP address into a webbrowser and see f it works OK wth the IP - this would indicate a DNS issue

windows version
ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


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C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>ping {the default gateway ipaddress you got above }
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Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=120ms TTL=243
Reply from bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=243
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Reply from bytes=32 time=101ms TTL=243

Ping statistics for
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C:\Documents and Settings\wayne>ping
Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try a
Click to expand...

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A:Connected With Limited Access - WRT54GS

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Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
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A:Internet Download Speed Issue

Hi NomadAU, welcome to Seven Forums.

I recently had similar problems with my Netgear DGN2000. It would download on my wired desktop pc at a snails pace. On my laptop, speed was excellent. When I wired my laptop to my router it would load my home page only and gave No Internet connection. If I moved the ethernet cable to any other ports on the router to my desktop pc it would give No Internet connection.
Removing all connection related settings from both pc's and resetting router to factory default did nothing to improve anything. So I bought a Netgear DGN2200v3, now normal service resumed.
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A:Windows Network Speed Issue

Hi to BC,
If you do a clean boot does it work as expected?
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"Despite all of this no connection,"

Can you be more precise about "no connection"? First, do the ethernet LEDs fail to light on the router and the AP? Or do you try to ping the AP and fail? Etc.?
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