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Hi everyone. Before I start, I should apologize as I'm not very knowledgeable in this area. My problem seems to be my router "bottlenecking" my internet speeds. Or at least, that's what I think.

I have a 101mbps internet plan.

  • Wirlessly, speedtest.net gives me 19.91mbps download / 14.65 mbps upload.
  • Connected by wire from the modem to the router to the computer, speedtest.net gives me 72.42mbps download / 36.32 mbps upload.
  • Connected by wire from the modem directly to the computer, speedtest.net gives me 95.17mbps download / 37.10 mbps upload.

I have a Cisco Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G BroadBand Router. Can anyone with knowledge of the matter tell me what the problem might be?

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
That router's pretty old and probably doesn't have the CPU to route that level of packets.

I'd invest in something newer.
post #3 of 7
I'm with Beers on this one. That router is pretty dated these days and is likely the reason why you think it's bottlenecking (because it is).
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That router's pretty old and probably doesn't have the CPU to route that level of packets.

I'd invest in something newer.
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I'm with Beers on this one. That router is pretty dated these days and is likely the reason why you think it's bottlenecking (because it is).

Thanks. Is there anything that you would suggest in a reasonable price range?
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Depends on your budget. Do you want really good wireless, assuming you would want Gigabit, do you want USB capability, would you flash a custom firmware later?
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Depends on your budget. Do you want really good wireless, assuming you would want Gigabit, do you want USB capability, would you flash a custom firmware later?

Hmm. I'm not quite sure what flashing a custom firmware means, so probably no. I just want something that's affordable and can handle my internet speeds. =)
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Give me a budget. Without one it is quite hard to go anywhere.
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