Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 23:10 Post subject: WRT160N and V24 Firmware... only up to 130Mbps
First of all, love the firmware Thanks for developing this.
I got a minor issue, or rather a question.. Since I put DD-WRT on the router the wlan gets detected with max 130Mbps.. which is odd, as it got detected as 300Mbps before. Also, I saw in the webaccess I can setup a max speed, which also only goes up to 130Mbps.
Shouldnt it be 300 Mbps, with draft-n ? I of course do know the connection will never be that fast anyway, but it kinda feels like it is slower than it could be (alltho its already much faster than default firmware, alltho it showed 300Mbps there).
Oh, and I am using the broadcom generic std firmware.
Thanks for the help, and excuse me if that was a silly question
As far as I know all the custom firmwares only support narrow band 802.11N atm. This means that you will be capped at 130Mbps until someone figures out how to get wide band support working. This is unfortunately due to the fact that companies don't release source for drivers for their hardware so people end up having to write their own. Hopefully it will get there eventually but at the moment there is nothing you can do.
When I connect my WRT350N with my Intel 4965ABGN, I get 130Mbps connected speed. Now I am with my WRT600N, in 2.4Ghz mode, I get 130Mbps; in 5Ghz mode, I get 270Mbps. I think it has something to do with wide-band (40Mhz) and 5Ghz.
Joined: 22 Oct 2007 Posts: 96 Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 2:12 Post subject:
On my WRT350N and WRT300N, I have to set everything to Auto for Channel Width, Wide Channel, and Wireless Channel in order for me to get 270Mbps. Whenever I try to manually set anything it'll only reach 130Mbps. This is based on my findings. It defaults to channel 9 for some reason when there are many access points nearby using channel 6 and one using channel 11, but I was hoping to run the main channel on channel 1 since no one around is using that channel. Oh well.
The WRT350N is my main router and the WRT300N is my Repeater Bridge. Even running it with WPA2 Personal encryption.
Can anyone tell me if we need the .bin file for the WRT160N that says
Special File for initial flashing
Do we need to flash this file first? I have searched for hours and cannot find any information on this.
There are 3 files, the other is "Mini" I know they didn't put the "special file" there for fun....I'm sure it needs to be used. Is it for coming from Linksys F/W? If I already had DD-WRT, I would not need this "special" file......is this correct.
Stalonge, I am a noob to DD-WRT, but do you (or anyone else) know if this special file for initial flashing is needed the first time coming form "stock" F/W. Can I run this F/W. It looks to be the same size as the "Mini"
Joined: 18 Jan 2008 Posts: 269 Location: Devon, PA USA
Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 20:38 Post subject:
I just installed eko 13450 k2.6 mini on 2 wrt160n v3 routers setup as wds using a linksys wusb600 client adapter and I was getting speeds of 270 on the client side so it does work. _________________ 2 x wrt600n v1.1 AP WL0 Mixed Mode WPA2 Pers Aes, WL1 N Only Repeater Bridge WPA2 Pers AES V24 BS 15778 WT610N
wrt310n Wireless Bridge WPA2 Pers AES v24 BS 15506 Mini
wrt54g v7 G Only Repeater Bridge WPA2 Pers AES v24 BS 12523 Micro
Now the ONLY thing I have any issues with is the Laptop. The laptop adapter card is 802.11b/g/n and of course i would love to use the N band and take advantage of the increased speeds it offers.
So after the initial flash I noticed that the laptop was only getting 54mbps. So obviously it was not using the N band. So I then switched the router to broadcast only N, thus forcing the laptop to connect with N only. At least in theory. However, whenever I do this the laptop will NOT connect to the router!! Is there a setting I can change or something I may have done wrong that is a common mistake? Or does this version of DD-WRT for this particular router not support N? It would not appear so, considering the contents of this thread.
I did do a search, but it is really hard to narrow down results when using such common search terms (N, WRT160n, etc..). I even scrolled through the wrt160n thread in the broadcom forum. All 24 pages of it. And I did not see anything except 1 or 2 posts on the topic yet they both went unanswered throughout the remainder of the thread. Unless I missed something (entirely possible after looking through that many posts manually).
**edit** I also just noticed as well, that as I was trying different bands I wanted to change my channel (seems like the whole neighborhood uses the default, lol) to either 2 or 3 yet no matter what I change it to in the dropdown menu it ALWAYS reverts back to "auto". Is this a bug, or is this being forced into auto because of a setting somewhere?
Can anyone offer any assistance? I really need to get the N working on the laptop. Thanks in advance.
And thanks to the Dev Team on this whole project. I have been using DD-WRT on my routers for the last couple years and have installed it onto many more. Not to mention the tons of reccomendations I gave to people to use this software. The firmware is awesome and provides the settings and features a router should give by default yet does not. You guys are lifesavers!