Linksys BESFR41 VER 4.1 NOT PASSING 40 OF 100MBPS BANDWIDTH

Linksys BESFR41 VER 4.1 NOT PASSING 40 OF 100MBPS BANDWIDTH. I took the router out of the circuit and Speedtest.net indicated around 100 mbps from router to cpu. Stick the router 'tween the modem and cpu and I got 60mbps.

What tweaks does this router need to jack up the throughput?


Thanks!

Steve
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Your options are limited:
1. check for a firmware upgrade
2. play with QOS settings to prioritize the traffic you want (page 13 of http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/userguide/BEFSR41_V43_UG_A-WEB.pdf)
3. get a newer/better router

The router is on the no go list of DD-WRT so you're stuck with the firmware provided by Linksys.

HTH,
Dan

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is a very old router. To get the throughput you want, your only hope is to upgrade to a much newer router.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It needs to be replaced with something current.
SteveDicoAuthor Commented:
I will upgrade the device. ANy suggestions?
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I use an Asus RT-AC56U at home and I'm quite happy with it.
The signal is not very powerful, though, so if you have a big house or lots of metal in the walls, then maybe RT-AC68U is what you need.

I've heard good things about the Archer series from TP-Link, but I have not used them personally.

If you need business features (like site-to-site VPN), then a Microtik "Cloud Router" is a cost effective solution, at the cost of a more difficult configuration.
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