my old D-link DGL-4300 was rock steady showing 54 Mbps constant speed (link rate) (in Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit Wireless Network Connection Status window). The new E4200 jumps around from 72 Mbps to 114 Mbps to 130 Mbps to 144 Mbps. However, it mainly stays at 72 Mbps. I have seen 150 Mbps briefly but I have never seen 300 Mbps. I have even placed my laptop within 2 -3 ft of the router and have a strong signal (4 bars) but I still have the same link rate issue. I would think that Windows would show 300 Mbps link rate for my connection when it is that close to the router. My laptop is a Toshiba with an integrated Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN wireless adapter. My son also has a Toshiba laptop with the same wireless adapter but he gets lower speeds than mine due to the fact that he is 50' away in another room in the house. His connection also jumps around but it is at lower link rates than mine.
When I have both 2,4 and 5,0 GHz band enabled on the E4200 router my PC (WMP600N-PCI adapter) has max. 130Mbps.When I enable only the 5,0 GHz band it has a speed of 270Mbps.The same speed issue with my Dell laptop.Router and PCI adapter are new (3 days old) and both have the latest firmware.Both PC and laptop are running on W7.how to increase the speed with both bands enabled?
Soon my town will be getting fiber to the home, so I've already upgraded my home network to handle this. One of the changes is that I'll no longer use my powerline adapters to stream video, but to transfer the IPTV data. For streaming I wanted to switch to Wifi, so I bought the E4200 and compatible adapters and bridges (see subject).The powerline adapters have a bandwidth of 200Mbps, of which I get an actual 120. This works fine except for full 1080p, that stutters. The E4200 has a maximum of 450Mbps, but the adapters and bridge only do 300, but that should be sufficient. So after replugging my network, I tested it last night by playing a 350MB 45 minute episode of a TV series... And it stuttered!
Doing the math, that would mean the connection was less that 1Mbps! The WUSB600N and E3200 were (direct line) about 4 meters apart, separated by a concrete floor. What is the best way to measure the actual connection speed?And more important; since the E3200 does both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, how can I tell which band the adapter is using? I want to use the 5Ghz band, since that is fairly empty compared to the 2.4Ghz. However, I've configured both with the same ID, as the E4200 manual instructs, but I think it may be better to separate them?
I got several issues with the E4200.First of all, my connection speed dropped from 2megs/sec to 100k/sec with that router. Flashing it with the lastest firmware worked but still, I don't get all my speed as I has with my WPG54GS (with DD-WRT).Second, speed is really unstable, like if it was working by burst of data.Third, I got a gigabit port on my computer, plugged in the router and still, I can't make more than 10megs/sec WIRED (!) between my computers. I desactivate the ipv6 from my network card but still, no luck.
I'm suffering from an annoying problem with my E4200 router. I have a DSL connection. I have my DSL modem in bridge mode and I have my router set up to sign into my ISP's PPPoE to avoid double-routing. This set up worked marvelously with my previous WRT54G and WRT610N routers.Now the E4200 signs me out of PPPoE every ten minutes or so. I have the connection setting on "Keep Alive" but it seems to be dropping the connection regularly. I took the router back and was given a replacement. The new router is doing the same exact thing and now I am beyond the 30 day return limit so I'm stuck with the E4200. I'm running the latest firmware 1.0.03
I reinstalled the WRT610N and the connection is steady but the WRT610N has its own problems (devices connected via wireless cannot see wired devices and vice-versa). I'd like my new router to actually work properly. I've ruled out errors on my end and given that two brand new units of the E4200 generated the same problem I tend to believe it is a design error.
My serial number on the E4200 starts with 01 - does that indicate it is a version 1? If not, how do I determine which version I have? Are there any software updates available? How do I disable my guest access?
I bought an E2000 router as a replacement for my WRT54G router, since my internet speeds had been upgraded. But this E2000 router has been giving me nothing but trouble.
Wired through both the router or modem, I get my topspeed of 110mbps. However, as soon as I switch over to the wireless N function, my speed drops to only 25mbps. As far as I know, wireless N should have a much faster speed than that. Even my old WRT54G had faster speeds than this new router has. Mind you, that the distance between my laptop and router is about 3 inches away. The further I go away from my router, the speed exponentialy drops (20 feet, and the speed even drops to below 10mbps). Even with different laptops that have completely different wireless cards. Now honestly, I have tried EVERYTHING to get the speed up. Both 2.4 and 5ghz, 20mhz only, 40 mhz only, different channels (currently the router is in channel 11, being the only router in that channel), setting the network to G-only. I tried changing the Beacon interval thing in numerous settings, I even tried changing the MUT. Firmware is completely up to date. I have also tried placing the router on a completely different place, to make sure there was absolutely no interference (tough that shouldn't be an issue if my laptop is only 3 inches away) I tried changing the security mode to something different than WPA2/AES.
Nothing worked, if anything, it made it worse in some cases. I have litteraly tried every option I could find online, except for trying a third party firmware like DDWRT, which worked excellently for my old WRT54G, though I read that speeds can't be improved on this E2000 with a third party firmware.
Is there anything else I can do, or should I assume that my router is defective?
When I'm in my bedroom, I get a very poor connection and my speed drops to about 0.25mbps. Abysmal, so I bought a WiFi range extender to get me a better signal. It works, and it allows me to get a speed of about 5-6 mbps, without dropped connections. Still slow, but at least it works. The weird thing is, wired through my router or modem, I get about 9mbps upload speed. With this extender, I get the same 9mbps upload speed in my bedroom, though only 5-6 mbps download speed. You'd think that the upload speed would drop simultaneously with the download speed. How can my upload speed be higher (maxing out) than my download speed? I wonder if my transmitting antenna of my router isn't defective.
I have the WRT54G v2.2 router. I have Comcast internet service. Comcast has just increased their internet download speed to 50Mbps. With a wired computer (not wireless), connected directly to the router, the fastest internet download speed I get is 30Mbps. When I called Comcast's technical support, they are telling me I need a new router as the older routers can't handle these high internet speeds.
In January 2012 I bought a Linksys E4200v2. I am trying to download a firmware version upgrade and it wants to know what hardware version I have. The top of my router (where the model number is displayed), only has E4200. I have looked through my receipts, the box it came in, and anything else I can find to do with the router - they all have the E4200v2. In case the 'v2' portion is for the hardware version, I do not want to download the wrong firmware version and end up with a router that doesn't work
I have an E4200 router with 3 WET610N access points. I did the firmware update on the E4200 router about 2 weeks ago so my son could use his xbox when he got home after 4 months of being away. Everything seemed to work OK as far as I could tell....but when he went to sign into xbox live and watch Netflix, it will load to 98% and stop. A friend of his came over with the new Slim xbox 360 with built in wireless and it will connect fine on its own, if we hook up one of the 610N's to it, it will load to 98% on Netflix and stop again with error code R8152. Both of my older xbox's will hook up and play on xbox live, just not work with Netflix.
I also noticed, it shows the WET610N as a hard wire on xbox and will not search for any wireless networks, I have 2. The newer Slim xbox360 will search out both networks on its own if you allow it to use its internal wireless. This only happened since the firmware update. And this equipment was working fine before this. Is there a way I can restore the previous version of firmware?
All of a sudden, my GUI look like this I'm using the latest version of Safari on a MacBook and FW 1.0.04 on the E4200.When I click on one of the menu items the only thing I get is "404 File not found".
I have a problem with new E4200 WAN speed. I have 1Gb connection from my ISP, and my old Netgear router gives me about 350 Mbps WAN speed, but with new E4200 I only got 110 Mbps max download speed.Cisco live support tried suggested to change MTU from Auto to 1400 (and try different wlan channels, even that I don't use wlan). This MTU size change makes no difference with WAN speed. I have latest firmaware installed, router reseted several times, tried different cables etc. Also with same cable sets my old Netgear still gives about 3 times better WAN speed.WAN port (and all LAN ports) seems to negotiated at 1000 Mbps at both ONT (optical network terminal) and Linksys settings page, but unfortanately there is no way to change the setting from auto to manual at E4200 settings (and it is not possible to change any settings of ONT by user). I was thinking that if somehow it won't auto negotiate properly (even if the setting page says its ok) but maybe it actually negotiated 100 Mbps port to WAN.
Had E4200 for several months worked great. The last 3 weeks speed drops intermittently through the day.Up graded to latest firm way yesterday 11-10-11 still have the issue, i.e. first thing this am had 15mbps and 1 hour later was below 1mbps. Have not added anything new equipment or software wise in the house during this time.
Just purchased the new E4200 v2 device, 1 day of testing on different modes give me that:Direct connection without router: urls....Changing Qos didn't work at all.Testing on Ver.126.96.36.199047. Cisco what's up with you?
i have installed a e4200 with a computer connected by Wiffi N300 and two nas connected by Gb LAN. When i copy files from nas to computer or computer to nas the speed is limited between 3 and 7 Mo/s.If i do same whis a Gb switch the speed is up to 30Mo/s.
My transfer speed from HDD which connected to linksys e4200 reach max 2,3MB/s how it is possible to watch fullHD movie if its required minimum 5MB/s? Maybe I should make some adjustments? HDD-WD My Passport 750Gb Also connection speed max reach 144mb/s?? how to make 300mb/s ? wifi adapter is Intel advanced N + WiMax 6250 AGN last driver installed, also E4200 last firmware installed 188.8.131.52 all settings by default Max download speed 75Mb/s by utorrent but provider gives 100Mb/s By cable its ok, max speed 100Mb/s as giving provider
Can I do this with a E4200? I want to do this for gaming reasons, and I mainly want to slow my speed down. I currently have my console hard wired to the router. I have accessed the firmware for the router but don't see how to change speeds.
I have brand new Cisco E4200 and WD Passport 500Gb.When it connected to router wireless (802.11n 300Mbit/sec) file transfer speed is around terrible 3 MB/sec. Same hard drive directly connected to my Mac Book Pro Unibody produce 30MB/sec. However my internet connection thru the router fairly shows 12MB/sec.It sounds funny, but for me is 4 times faster to download file from the Web rather the from hard dive that I'm holding in my hand.
I recently bought an E4200 and noticed that the wireless speed keeps dropping as it stays connected.As soon as I power it on, my iPhone and notebook connect at 54Mb, but as they remain connected, the speed keeps dropping to 48, 36 and one morning, my phone was oscillating between 5 and 11. The iPhone was almost at the same spot, and the signal was around 85~95%. On my 3 year old DIR-300, the speed don't change at all, and it's in a place where I can see around 15 connections. On the E4200 I can only see 2 other networks.I've already tried switching channels, fixed and auto channel, updating firmware and a few other common configurations. At first, I thought it was my repeater, but I turned it off and it didn't work. Turn my cordless phone off didn't change it also.
I usually download and update on my Nas in my house. I conneting my nas to the e4200. My laptop get full wifi from my router, but the speed up and down is very slow. I setup the wireless everything is auto.
I think i make big mistake to update E4200 firmware from 1.0.00 to 1.0.04.My ISP speed is 300 then i connect pc.Download Speed: 299.22 mbps (37.4 MB/sec transfer rate)Upload Speed: 267.63 mbps (33.5 MB/sec transfer rate)Then connect E4200 With 1.0.00 firmware speed is ~200.But now firmware is 1.0.04 and speed only 100Download Speed: 103.43 mbps (12.9 MB/sec transfer rate)Upload Speed: 101.88 mbps (12.7 MB/sec transfer rate.
I recently buyed a Linksys EA6500 wireless router. I accessed [URL] to access the settings interface of the router. Went to "Connectivity Internet Settings" and chose type of the internet connection as PPPoE. Entered the username and password, clicked ok.
I want to share PC internet (PPPOE connection) on my linksys wireless router (E3000)Problem : When i directly connect internet wire in router, pppoe connection frequently gets disconnected. So what i wanted was to share my pc internet on router.I have two lan card on windows 7 installed PC, 1st lan card is connected to internet cable and i can access internet on pc, second lancard is connected to wireless router. So basically what i want is to share pc internet ( PPPOE ) on wireless router through DHCP connection type.
I've had my 4200 for about 1.5 months now and it was working great until 8 days ago. I was playing WoW over wireless (like I always have) and noticed that I was lagging a bit. I brushed it off as possibly my internet connection. The next day I was surfing the net and at random times webpages wouldn't load or would take longer to load. I checked my wireless connection properties in windows and noticed that the link speed drops out every now and then. It'll start at 54Gb (only have G in the house, so I disabled the 5GHz and set 2.4GHz to B/G only), then it'll drop to 48, 36, 11, 1. Meanwhile the signal doesn't drop a bit. I'm still connected to the router just the link speed drops out and it just started. It's very annoying having to go old school and hook up wired on my laptops just in order to chat online or anything. I'm still using v 1.0.0 firmware, so I guess I could try upgrading to .03 and see. But I personally doubt that is the issue since this just randomly started happening. I ordered the router through newegg.com and I do not have the box for the router anymore so I don't think I can return it. And I can't be without a router for 4-6 weeks while Linksys/Cisco repairs mine.
I'm pretty new to networking. Purchased a E4200 for my home line. When i connect directly through the modem i see speeds of about 600mbps but when i connect through the router via an ethernet cable on an empty port on the back of my e4200 my speeds drop to about 180mbps. I expected a speed loss going through wireless but why i am experiencing a speed loss by using the ethernet as a passthrough? I thought the ethernet ports on the e4200 were gigabit and support up to 1000mbps?
I've just set up my E4200 and none of my wireless N clients connect at full speed. Irrespective of what wireless settings I use they all seem to connect at around half speed. My laptop for example insists on connecting at 144.4 Mbps though it supports 300 Mbps. Periodically it will connect at 300Mbps, but the next time the I reconnect or I make a settings change on the router (irrespective of what the change is) the speed drops back to 144.4. Clients that support 150Mbps connect a consistent 65Mbps.I'm running FW 1.0.02, though the problem existed with 1.0.01 (I hard reset before and after upgrade) and I've tried re-flasing the 1.0.02 firmware.Any combination of channel, width, mode and security type etc doesn't seem to influence the performance. Nor does distance (the client above is 3ft from the router).My previous router was located in exactly the same place as the E4200 and I had a solid full speed connection all over the house.