Wireless internet speed very slow compared to wired speed
Posted on 2009-05-06
I have a 5mb connection with Charter Communications, when I'm plugged into the Linksys WRT54G2 and run a speed test (speedtest.net) I get the full 5mb. When I run the test over wireless I get speeds that range from .5-1mb which pretty much sucks. I've loaded the DD-WRT firmware on the router thinking that would improve performance but it doesn't look like it has done much. Ive set my MTU speed to 1300 (I found a link on dslreports.com that walked you through determining your optimal MTU speed using ping -f -l but I don't remember the link) and also packet bursting on the router. I've also switched to channel 7 and turned off security. This has helped pick up the speed to a little over 1mb but still not fast enough to stream hulu.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated.