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hey all,
two weeks ago my WRT610N bricked itself, so i went out and got a new router.
this time i got a WRT54G v2 with DD-WRT on it (build 13064)
but somehow i can't download anything faster then 2,3MB/s
without the router, and even with my previous router, i could download with 6,5MB/s confused.gif
but now...anything higher then 2MB/s makes the router use 100% of it's cpu headscratch.gif

is there any way i can fix this? confused.gif
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post #2 of 22
How are you connecting to it? Ethernet or wireless?

The WRT610N is a N router and if your wireless adapter was N, it could explain the difference since the WRT54G is only G and if not at full strength, could limit you down.
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post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
i'm using Ethernet
the wireless is actually working flawless biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 22
The WRT54G you have is based on the Broadcom BCM2050KML chipset, which is far slower than the WRT610N's newer Broadcom BCM4705(v1) or even later and faster BCM4718(v2).
The throughput from your WAN connection to your LAN is going to be considerably different.
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaiga;14381990 
The WRT54G you have is based on the Broadcom BCM2050KML chipset, which is far slower than the WRT610N's newer Broadcom BCM4705(v1) or even later and faster BCM4718(v2).
The throughput from your WAN connection to your LAN is going to be considerably different.

CPU Model
Broadcom BCM4712 chip rev 1

to be exact rolleyes.gif
but still...how can i lose 4MB/s with a different router?
it just doesn't seem right confused.gif
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psycho666;14382095 
CPU Model
Broadcom BCM4712 chip rev 1

to be exact rolleyes.gif
but still...how can i lose 4MB/s with a different router?
it just doesn't seem right confused.gif

Sorry, those are just the specs I found when looking at the FCC's documentation. (Apparently the GS seems to be the 2050KML now that I dig deeper.)


When traffic enters your router, your router has to process it, and hence the name, route it. And it also acts as a switch. Its actually a 1-wan port router with a (the usual) 4 port switch. While the WRT54 is pretty old, its great, but just not as fast as the WRT610.
Its like your PC. Are you going to try and run Crysis 2 on a PC with a Dual-Core Celeron and a 9400GT with 2gb ram or a PC with an Intel 2600k, 8 GB ram, and a GTX580?
Edited by Kaiga - 7/28/11 at 1:43pm
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so...my only options now are:
OC it to the max and hope it helps...
or just get a different router...
well that sucks frown.gif
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psycho666;14382874 
so...my only options now are:
OC it to the max and hope it helps...
or just get a different router...
well that sucks frown.gif

This is overclock.net. You're not truly Hardcore until you've OC'd everything including your router. tongue.gif
post #9 of 22
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well...i just had a talk with a friend of mine...
he has the same provider, and the same router...
but he still gets to download with 6,5MB/s confused.gif
only difference is...he still uses the stock firmware
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psycho666;14384015 
well...i just had a talk with a friend of mine...
he has the same provider, and the same router...
but he still gets to download with 6,5MB/s confused.gif
only difference is...he still uses the stock firmware

In that case, its probably DD-WRT doing it and you need to find out why. I would suggest getting on the WRT forums and finding out. Might be a setting, might be optimization issues, try a different distro maybe?
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