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It seems like the router is having issues with P2P clients and I think it may also have an issue with Optimum's "Boost Plus". I'm only getting around 8-14mbps max honestly, though I guess that could be an issue with Optimum as well. So is it worth the time and effort? Or maybe just bust a few bucks on a new router?
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What kind of P2P clients are you talking about? Do you have the correct port(s) for whatever program(s) you're using forwarded?

I flashed my WRT-54G to DD-WRT just so I could keep track of my bandwidth usage. It's worth it just for that feature imo. I'm not sure flashing would solve your problem, but it really can't hurt to try before you go and spend money on a new router I suppose.
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post #3 of 14
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Utorrent and it should be set up but I guess I could recheck later. The problem is actually that my connection drops whenever I use it.

If I were to get a new router is there anything you would recommend for $50? Roughly $50 anyway.
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I'd say you'd benefit from a signal with more gain: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...ption-Booster/

Of course you have many more options than that antena.

As for DD-WRT, I say YES. It adds a lot more functionality and is just all around better IMO.
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post #5 of 14
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I tested the connection with my laptop's built in wifi and via the ethernet cable.

But do you think firmware would help the issue? I didn't have this problem with Verizon FIOS, given, they provided me with their own modem/router combo.
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I've been looking around and I read the WRT54G may be unable to handle a large amount of connections. Not sure about that one...
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post #7 of 14
I beleive that is because the WRT54G >= v5 (or something like that) have half the RAM. In that case, you may be better off without it.
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I had this exact router before I upgraded. Because I often have LAN parties on my one connection I also encountered the same problem when everyone tried to get on the internet at the same time. Same thing happened when I tried to P2P for extended periods of time, it would just drop the connection.

What fixed it for me was a firmware update, didn't even need to flash to DD-WRT. But I imagine DD-WRT would work as well.
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I had this exact router before I upgraded. Because I often have LAN parties on my one connection I also encountered the same problem when everyone tried to get on the internet at the same time. Same thing happened when I tried to P2P for extended periods of time, it would just drop the connection.

What fixed it for me was a firmware update, didn't even need to flash to DD-WRT. But I imagine DD-WRT would work as well.
I see. Is updating the official firmware as err, "tasking" as flashing to DD-WRT? If so I'll try out DD-WRT micro
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I see. Is updating the official firmware as err, "tasking" as flashing to DD-WRT? If so I'll try out DD-WRT micro
Nah flashing to official firmware is much simpler, it takes like 5 minutes to find the right firmware on the internet, then you just go on your router's web address and theres a page dedicated to flashing firmware. It took me a total of around 10 minutes to complete the whole process and it fixed my dropped connections which I dreaded oh so much...
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