Linksys Wireless Router :: Valetplus M20 Cuts Speed Near In Half
Feb 7, 2013
I did a test to check the speed of my connection with my PS3. First I checked the speed straight from my internet providers modem and I get 18.9 Mbps. Then checked it through the Valetplus router and the speed results are 8.5 Mbps. Both tests were wired in with same cable. Why this happens and if that is common with wifi routers?
I just signed up for Charter's Ultra 100Mbps internet service. We confirmed it worked at that speed by connecting my Lenovo T520 laptop directly to the Motorola Cable modem. I acheived just over 102Mbps throughput down.Next, I plugged in the e4200 (v1) router to the modem, and the computer directly to that (wired), and the max performance I could see was right around 52Mbps. Wireless performance on wireless-n, 5Ghz, maxes out at around 42Mbps.I am concerned about the throughput dropping from 102Mbps to 52Mbps while directly WIRED to the router. That tells me that the router is definitely capping my throughput. I have turned off QOS, found the optimum MTU of 1468 (used the ping -f -l 1440 [url]...) to find the largest MTU that didn't spit out a fragmented message, and added 28 to that.
I am a bit baffled that this top of the line router which some have claimed to see >100Mbps performance over wireless alone, isn't able to achieve any higher than 52Mbps wired. I do have other devices plugged in, but none actively transferring. What could be capping the throughput? The router worked fine on 25Mbps service, but it seems unable to handle 100Mbps service.
If I am wired to my WRT160N I get close to 50 Mps when I go wireless I get half of that speed and apparently there is nothing to change or to improve at the wireless settings.Some said that this is totally normal for wireless, have 1/2 of the wired speed.
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.
I've got a 2 month old e3000 with the latest firmware. (1.04 i believe) I have run speedtests from wired and wireless machines on my network. All of the wired connections show a speed of around 15Mps (which is consistent with my providers guaranteed speed) but when I test any of the wireless connections I get somewhere between 3 and 7 Mps. I get the same degradation in speed when I stand directly next to the e3000.
Other then SSID and Passphrases I have everything set to the default settings. I have rebooted multiple times with no change. The e3000 is mounted on a 2x4 with several feet of clearance all around and is also located in the coolest part of the house. I am using Speedtest.Net for all the tests.
I've recently subscribed to a 100Mbps fibre broadband service with the bundled Huawei EchoLife HG8240 ONT modem and speed-tested it with an achievable speed of almost 100Mbps (uplink and downlink) on my desktop PC.However, when I connect my new Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router to it, I noticed the speed dropped by almost half (about 50Mbps both ways) when I conduct a similar speedtest .
note that I'm using wired cable and there's only 1 single PC connected to it and it is not shared. This includes upgrading the firmware to the latest version, disabling the IPV6 setting and configuring QOS.My current hardware/ firmware version is as follows:
I am on a point to point internet connection that is rated at 2mbps. With my PC connected directly to the modem or through an old Airlink101 (model AR680W) router typical DL speeds are 1.9 to 2.4 mbps. However the Airlink router has to be reset 2 to 3 times per day.
I am trying to replace this router, however every router I've tried cuts the download speed in half (about 0.9 to 1.3 mbps). So far I've tried two Ultra Speed wireless N routers; two D-Link DIR 615's; and one Linksys E1200. When I talk to their tech support after testing they say that the routers must be faulty, but what are the odds of getting 5 bad routers from 3 different manufactures.
My IP does not know of any compatability issues with any routers.
limit the bandwidth used by certain wireless devices on my network. The problem I'm having is of priority. For some reason when someone is watching Netflix on my laptop (wireless) no other device has any bandwith available to it, so while someone is watching Netflix my hard wired desktop can barely load Google.com much less do anything useful.I'm using a Cisco ValetPlus M20 wireless N router.allocating at least a minimum amount of bandwidth to wired devices?
My computer is currently wired to the internet, but I'd like to make it wireless. I already have a wireless router and PCI card. The problem is that the wireless internet cuts my speed in half. Is there a reason for this? Is wireless inherently slower?
I noticed my wireless connection was decently fast for my needs which was 13-15 up /5 down. I am in the next room from my study and around <10 ft away from the modem in the study. However today the internet was extremely slow for everyone in the house so I went to reset the modem. After resetting the modem I noticed that the internet speed went a bit up and so I used speedtest.net to see how fast the connection was in the study. The computer in the study is connected with a ethernet cable to the modem. I was amazed that the speed in the study was nearly double the amount. I understand that wireless connections are undoubtedly slower than a wired connection, but is it normal for the speed to drop by half when I am <10 ft away from the modem?
In the household we have 3 computers. 1 computer upstairs is the main computer with the router. My computer and the girlfriends is downstairs on wireless. We are currently paying for a 7.5 Mbps download speed. The computer upstairs and my girlfriends computer which is 10 feet away, get speeds between 7.5 Mbps and 10 during boost. My computer during a speed test will spike to 7.5 Mbps and remain anywhere from 2 Mbps to 3.5, roughly have of what they have. I have tested both wireless devices on my computer and my girlfriends, no improvement. She is running a device plugged via usb, I'm running a wireless card. Tried her usb, no success. Went into Task Manager and processes looking for other programs that would eat bandwidth, no success. And played around for a little bit with the channel settings on my card. It is Asus 802.11n WirelessLanCard.
Running Windows 7, Kaspersky, Shaw is my ISP. Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 MicrosoftCorporation. All rights reserved. C:UsersLee Fedyk>ipconfig/all
I have a wrt160n v3. This is the 3rd one - both the first 2 were defective. I have spent approximately 8 hours troubleshooting the other 2 only to be told they're defective. So, I got a new one. Now, this one keeps cutting in and out. I want as my iPhone constantly switches from 3G to wifi on and over every minute. It really ticks me off! What can I do to fix this? This is a different issue than the original one (very slow) and 2nd (no signal). It's disappointing for a $90 router to do this. I also see the wireless icon on the router flash.
Telefonica router (this my internet provider) --> WRT12N --wireless/eth--> my laptop
With that configuration I get a 1Mbps band with But in this configuration Telefonica router (this my internet provider) -- wireless/eth--> my lapto I get 7Mbps.Using always the same port of my telefonica router.Why the WRT120N is not providing the whole bandwidth? Is there any option in the router that divide the whole bandwith (7Mbps, almost 8Mbps) among the four ports of the wrt120n (giving 1Mbps per port)
I've got a problem with my new Linksys E1200 (v1) router. It cuts the bandwidth of my PPTP connection with ISP (which is 50 Mbps) down to about 12 Mpbs. My firmware is the latest one (v1.0.03 build 4). I've done some reading and found out that it's pretty common problem between Linksys E-Series routers and ISPs that use PPTP/L2TP.
I have a cordless phone which broadcasts on 2.4ghz - when the phone is being used it cuts out the wifi. I thought that with the E2500 being a dual band - I wouldn't have this issue as I thought the router would switch to the 5 Ghz frequency if there was interference on the lower band. Maybe I am not understanding how the dual band works.
I have wrt610n that i have wd 1 tb drive hooked to usb port and when i try to copy large folder/files to it, i get the dreaded- cancel, try again skip and it locks up solid. i have treied all settings in these and other forums. i have tried two different brand size hard drives, i have tried wireless and wired and nothing. is there a fix for this. i have latest firmware on everything, i have everything set tweaked best as they can and not one things makes a differance. all i get from linksys is try this try that. is there a way to copy large files to hd first via the pc then hook back to the router to see the files?
First-I use a vpn service.I had a netgear router connected to my main computer and had no problems at all.I got rid of the netgear router connected the DIR-615 to my main pc.Configured the router,and everything works ok.I get a signal anywhere in the house,and speeds are fine,as far as the laptop.I dont use a a vpn service on the laptop.Just the regular cable connection.No problems at all.I have my main pc hard-wired to the router.When I connect my main pc using a vpn service my line speed its cut down 80%.I had my main pc connected to a netgear router with nothing else,and my vpn service worked fine.I dont understand why my main pc is not working with the vpn service.The only configuration I did was to forwarded a port to utorrent,and that was not a problem.It works,and port is open.The problem is my speed is cut by 80%.
A few days ago I sent my ISP an email and a few days later they called my house and talked to my mom about the support issues I had addressed with slow speeds. They directed her to www.att.com/speedtest and our internet speed was reading 6MB/s down and 512kb/upload as it should be.The problem is, outside that test I am not seeing the performance. Let me put it to you like this, right now the internet is so slow that Speedtest.net consistently gets errors when trying to connect for a test. Any website that isnt text based like say Reddit, takes ages to load. Youtube videos? Streams? Forget about those, 240p buffers as slow as 720p.When I finally manage to get Speedtest.net to do a test after numerous internet resets I barely crack 1MB/s down IF AT ALL, and .12kb/s upload IF AT ALL.
Its maddening. Its actually affecting my siblings college work as their online tests have been failed due to disconnecting.Something I should have mentioned earlier is that I do have a router. Its a Linksys WRT54GS with the latest firmware. Something that is also annoying is that when I plug my internet directly into my computer, it wont work, but if its plugged through the router it works just fine. This has never happened and its making me draw a blank.AT&T support suggested the we upgrade our Modem to one of the newer ones that are a modem/wireless router combo which we plan on doing. Right now we have a Speed stream 4100 that weve had since we got the internet in 2006 and I guess they don't even make them anymore.
Router Starts at full speed 300/270/243, jumps around a bit. Then around 5 minutes speed is cut in half 130 Mbps. I tested it out for 2 hours rebooting it, and in almost exactly 5 minutes the speed is cut in half every time. Is my router bad? Or is the good neighbor policy just going into effect? I do have a lot of traffic, I am in a apartment, but I use a free channel
I have been using a D-Link DIR-600 for a couple of years now. And I haven't had any problems until maybe a couple of months ago. It all started with my internet just kind of dying (mostly in the eavnings) and not working until i rebooted the router. So I call my internet provider and they tell me to update firmware and to plug the internet straight into my computer instead to rule out everything at their end.After some time I manage to update firmware. Problem with internet sill remain but is not as frequent. I left it like that for a couple of weeks, but earlier this week i checked my connection speed and it says i have only 50mb/s after the firmware update. Since i had the weekend off I plugged the internet straight into my computer and get my full internet speed at about 90mb/s. After plugging in the router again I only get around 50 again.
I have an old metal-walled mobile home that I plan on converting to a combination shop and man-cave; it's about 200 feet from my home's computer room, where I have a Netgear WNDR3400 wireless-n router. The only place in the trailer where I can "see" my home network is the kitchen window, and I thought about putting a Wi-Fi repeater there to extend the home network into the trailer. But I have read that using a repeater will cut the network's Wi-Fi throughput in half -- which would not please my wife and daughters back at the house. Is there a simple, relatively inexpensive way to extend the network to the trailer without slowing everything down? Eventually I may have Charter install a separate cable hookup there, which would allow a separate high-speed Internet connection too. For now, I just want to "share" Wi-Fi to the trailer.
Just got a new 10M circuit installed a few days ago and noticed that when doing bandwidth tests I am getting 9.85 down but only 4.5 up. I plugged directly into the isp's adtran with my laptop and I can hit 10/10 consistently. Not sure what's causing the ASA to get half upload speed. I set the interface speed and duplex to 100/full so I set it back to auto/auto. Thoughts? See config below. We aren't doing any QoS on it.
Not sure if I have a defective router, but if I unplug it I then need to wait at least a half hour to plug it back in. Anytime sooner and it won't broadcast a SSID or connect to the modem. This is a huge inconvenience if you want to change router settings and then you need to restart.
url..This says an ISR G2 3945 can achieve 502.78 Mbits when CEF fast switching. Is this per port or total for the whole box? Since the router will hold dozens of switch ports and several gig routed ports I don't understand what this half gig switching speed means.
When enabling the WAN Traffic Meter on my RV180 with firmware 220.127.116.11, my download speed drops to half of my capacity.WAN Traffic Meter disabled: download around 13 MB/sec, WAN Traffic Meter enabled: max 6 MB/sec.WAN QoS is disabled!
I just discovered that my wireless download speeds are 5Mbps, compared to 16Mbps if my laptop is connected directly to the modem or wired through the router. Uploads are 2Mbps either way. I have a WRT54GS v.6 with firmware version v1.52.8 which I updated today, completed by setting factory default through the router webpage after I discovered this discrepancy. The firmware update did not improve the download speed appreciably, if at all.Should the wireless connection be that much slower than the wired connection through the router? If not, what sort of issues could I be having to account for this?
I did just replace my modem when I discovered I was having erratic speedtests and that corrected that problem. That is when I became aware of the wireless issue, so not sure how long that has been the case. I have Charter's 16/2 HSI, living in a sparsely populated area with solid internet service. There is no external nor internal interference on this 2.4Ghz band.
I have a Arris DLS with 12 Mbps Download and when I Connect my laptop directly I get the same speed as 12 Mbps but when I do the speed test with my linksys I get only 5 Mbps. How to upgrade to the new WRT54GL or WRT54GS?
I am working on setting up a Linksys router for my Dad. I am moderately competent with networking. Anyway, a glaring, and obnoxious problem I am having is everytime I load a page for the router(192.168.1.1), it does not completely load and I have to hit refresh.Now when I try to change the router settings from DHCP to PPPoE, it reloads the page, for whatever reason, and because this router wants to be irritating, it only half loads the page, so I cannot click the "save settings" button.This is what has been done to the router after being reset(red button on the back held in for 10 sec):I turned on the modem, and plugged directly in to make sure I had internet connection.I plugged the modem's ethernet into the "Internet" port on the wireless router.And finally, I plug an ethernet cable from my computer to the 1st port on the wireless router.Nothing else has been changed. I have not turned on any ridiculous settings. This half-loading router pages is driving me up the wall though. I cannot even troubleshoot the wireless connectivity because I cannot make any changes.