Linksys Wireless Router :: E4200 Cuts Bandwidth By Nearly Half
Dec 16, 2011
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.
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?
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'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 have a 100mb conection and regularly get 90mb plus speed when conected direct to the modem. If I conect via the E4200 I only get 50mb ? I have tried disabling the firewall and QOS but this has had no effect. I am using a wired conection and the latest firmware. Its almost as the E4200 is capped at 50mb throughput.
I recently bought myself the E4200v1 router, and have had several issues with it. One issue I cannot seem to find a workaround for is the wifi bandwidth problem.I have a 100/10 mbitl internet connection. The router claims to support 300/450 mbit speeds over wifi, so that should be plenty. in reality however, that isnt so.Even though my N-standard wifi adapter on my machine states it has a 130 mbit connection to the router, I consistently test the internet throughput when using wifi and speedtest.net to around 20-21 mbit. If I put in a cable, I instantly get full speed, 100/10 mbit.
Have to add; I am not new to the networking game, I have a CCNA and a degree in computer sciences, and work with hosting web sites using cloud tech every day. At this point, I have tried everything related to settings on the router, so I can only conclude that there's some kind of bug in the firmware. I would expect the standard firmware to work, and not having to install DDWRT or other custom firmware.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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 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.
I have a Desktop wired to my WRT120N. With this router being a wirless one, we have other devices (2 laptop and 2 iPads) conected to the internet via WiFi.The thing is, whenever I play an online game (specifically, League of Legends) my ping skyrockets whenever they use the internet.Is there a way for my PC to take priority in bandwidth over theirs? Or at least some way for my game to take priority over theirs?
I just bought a Linksys E4500. I would like some support to configure the settings regarding the 5 Ghz Bandwidth.I need to fill out the cells for Server Radius IP and port.Which are the best setting for this section?
Been noticing this lately, thought a few times it was just random internet drops outs, but completely crushing bandwidth when streaming is normal for this router.
Its completely obvious when playing a game on xbox live or playing wow or diablo 3 on the pc, when streaming from youtube in 720p or higher the bandwidth is completely crushed. I downloaded a game yesterday also through games for windows marketplace on the pc yesterday and my brother couldn't play diablo 3 while I was downloading. I tried media prioritization and that doesn't fix the problem.
Interestingly enough I still own an E4200 so I hooked that router back up just to see how that handled things. I set my extension on chrome to always play youtube videos at 1080p if availible, and there was no lag or bandwidth crush. I logged onto xbox live while my brother was playing diablo 3 and downloaded a video trailer of a game and no bandwidth crush. Hmm I thought.... So I tried the EA6500 again and the bandwidth crush comes back and my brother can no longer play online games while Im streaming.
At this point Im just gonna suck it up and start using the E4200 again until EA6500 gets a good software update and can perform standard tasks. I have a 20mb download and a 2mb upload should this be happening with a router this expensive?
I just bought a E1200 routerand using automatic setup by using CISCO connectafter that, I only got a CONNECT SPEED with about 10Mbps in my android smart phone,I would like to know how can I increase the WIFI strength WITHIN THE WIFI SETTING, I chose MIXED mode rather than specific in b/g/n mode.
I have a ea4500 router with 3 pc's, 4 iphones, 2 playstations, ipad, ps vita, house cat, and a printer all wired into the internet. There are four of us in the family all using the internet but I suspect one of us is using considerably more than the other. I live in the country and my current isp has us on the max available account - 50 gigs / month. Lately we have been hitting 45 in less than 3 weeks into the month. I would like to know which of the things connected or which person is using the most of the bandwidth up. Is there a program that doesn't require a phd in quantum physics and networking that can monitor this for me and spit out a report.
I have 2 xbox 360's I'm trying to connect to my E3000 wirelessly. I've tried several different things, but I always end up with moderate/strict NAT on one or both xboxes. I tried going back to default settings, and got open NAT for both xboxes and very low bandwidth speeds for both, which caused a lot of online playing issues.I never had an issue with the bandwidth speed before until I reset to factory defaults.What is the best way to connect 2 xboxes at the same time without NAT and bandwidth issues?
I currently use a E2500 router for my home network. I have setup the Wireless guest Network for my downstairs Tenant while he is out of work so he can still have some internet. The problem however is that often the guest network will take up 90% of my 55mb/sec bandwidth, leaving none for the primary network. Is there a way for me to Throttle the amount of bandwidth the Guest network can use? Say alot 10mb/sec for Guest access only, and leave the rest for our main network?
I have a Linksys WRV200 and I wanted to know how can I restrict the internet speed for each computer on my network. Example: if my connection is 2 Mbps, One computer should have 1 Mpbs guaranteed, and the rest should split the rest.
I just purchased a Linksys Cisco E900 router and hooked it up to my Internet cable. The Internet service that my ISP is giving me is PPPoE, fiber link (100 Mbps).
I did the set up. I connected my computer (via Ethernet cable) and my laptop (via wireless) to the router.
Now... there are other wireless networks around me. The WI-Fi channel my router fixed to is 1, apparently - saw it from the settings. But I can't find a menu anywhere in the router's gateway (192.168.1.1) from where I can change the wireless channel, wireless bandwidth etc.
How can I limit bandwidth speed of guest accounts? Or are there free softwares available to do something like that? It's kinda like the hotspot softwares - where we can set hourly, daily, monthly allowances and see a report on their connectivity.