Slow connection speed using linksys WRT54GS router
Posted on 2004-08-15
Hello all. I recently bought a Linksys wireless router (WRT54GS) and wireless card (WPC54GS) for my home, both of which are 802.11g compliant (with Speedbooster). My connection speed is extremely fast when connected directly to the cable modem. When hardwired to the router, my speed remains reasonably fast.
The problem arises when I connect using my wireless card. Connection speed falls from ~125 Mbps to an inconsistent 2-54 Mbps and appears to degrade over the course of several hours, although this too is inconsistent. The interesting part is that for the first 2 days I had the router connected, my speed was consistently 125 Mbps. After that, my connection speed has been all over the place... sometimes I even have trouble staying connecting.
Troubleshooting the problem I have ruled out any issues with TimeWarner, my firewall (BlackIce), or anti-virus software (Symantec). My encryption is set for 128 bit WEP and while I had MAC on for a while, I've taken it off for now. I don't believe the router location is causing the problem either b/c my signal strength remains "Excellent" to "Very Good." I still have the same issues if I am 10 feet or 100 feet from the router.
Any thoughts on how to fix this? Right now I'm ready to throw my Linksys router out the window! Help...