Repeater Bridge Very Slow Compared to Main Router

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bigwig
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:57    Post subject: Repeater Bridge Very Slow Compared to Main Router Reply with quote
I'm going to try my best to explain my setup.

I have a Linksys WRT54G2 with Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/30/0Cool micro. I use it has a repeater bridge. It's main job is to connect my Xbox360 to the internet. I also like to use it to connect my laptop in the same room to increase signal strength/connection speed. The problem is, the connection speed is horrid. I'm getting about 4mbs up and down while connected to the bridge vs 17mbs while connected to the main router (Linksys WRT54GL I believe).

I followed this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud-Hq3kgvk4&feature=channel

Now my thoughts are that the WRT54G2 router is just a hunk of crap. I used to use it at my main router but it simply sucked. I tried to drag and drop files from one computer to another, and the router would time out and reset itself. I'm sure it would be beneficial to wipe it clean and try again?

I'm about to throw the damn router in the trash, move the WRT54GL with the Xbox and buy another better main router to increase wireless speeds.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
You might find some guidance in number 10 and number 3 of the peacock announcement.
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bigwig
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
I read it and maybe I'm dense, but I don't get it. The only conclusion I could draw from that is the router isn't able to transfer the information fast enough to act like a decent bridge?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll be honest with you...the G2 is a piece of crap.

OK...sorry...had to say it :lol:

What is your Tx power setting. We've found that lowering the Tx power on this model helps some with reliability. The internal antennas of this unit seem to generate a lot of noise when set to high and the transfer rates seem to be much lower then desired because of it.

Try something in the 35-50mW range.

redhawk

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 19:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
redhawk0 wrote:
I'll be honest with you...the G2 is a piece of crap.

OK...sorry...had to say it :lol:

What is your Tx power setting. We've found that lowering the Tx power on this model helps some with reliability. The internal antennas of this unit seem to generate a lot of noise when set to high and the transfer rates seem to be much lower then desired because of it.

Try something in the 35-50mW range.

redhawk


Holy smokes, A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. Download speed doubled and upload speed went up about 1Mb/s! I changed it from the default 70 to 40. I'm going to experiment a little more, but that should help quite a bit. Anything else I should look at?

Thank you VERY much.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
bigwig wrote:
Anything else I should look at?


See the sig....

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm having similar slowness on my WRT54GL v24-sp2. I set TX Power to 40 and transfer rates on download is still REALLY low.

I get 12Mbps going direct to my main router, but through Repeater Bridge mode I only get 1.5Mbps download and 3.0Mbps upload. I am using a separate SSID for the repeater currently so I can A/B test the main router and the WRT54G repeater.

Does the repeater Virtual Interface have to be on the same channel as the main AP? I suspect the WRT54G can only RX/TX on a single channel at a time.

Of note is that if I hardwire connect to the repeater I get about 6Mbps down/6Mbps up.

...and yes I did read the peacock Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 5:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any ideas? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
ReadtheAnnouncements! wrote:
bigwig wrote:
Anything else I should look at?


See the sig....


If you missed note 7 then you likely missed note 1 et cetera.

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