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Well. Upgraded to the "DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) mini" Firmware a while back.

I OCed.
I changed the Xmit value a bit.
Signal picked up.

Now, anything to improve pings? Make the interweb less laggy when using uTorrent? Thinks I should disable/enable? Etc?
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What version is your WRT54G? I suggest you flash the generic 23 SP2, not the mini.

Anyway, I just posted this in another thread. It has worked 100% for me ever since I did it.

To improve performance with torrents on a WRT54G, increase the maximum number of ports to 4096. And change the TCP/ UDP timeouts to 120 seconds.
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I didn't notice much difference in the mini and standard, 'cept the extra + 5-15% average work load.

Already did the ports, didn't know about the TCP/UDP thing. Thanks.
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I didn't notice much difference in the mini and standard, 'cept the extra + 5-15% average work load.

Already did the ports, didn't know about the TCP/UDP thing. Thanks.
I couldn't get my router to change to that firmware, kept failing.
    
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after the first DD-WRT firmware, reset your router, then the DD-WRT control panel should show up, then upgrade the firmware the second time
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You could download cfosspeed...When you're running it, you can't even tell you have torrents open. I can play counter-strike with a decent ping while having my torrents maxed out with it.

Oddly, that DD-WRT firmware made my torrent speeds die. I couldnt get faster than about 1kb/s while using it. I had to revert back to default.
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You could download cfosspeed...When you're running it, you can't even tell you have torrents open. I can play counter-strike with a decent ping while having my torrents maxed out with it.

Oddly, that DD-WRT firmware made my torrent speeds die. I couldnt get faster than about 1kb/s while using it. I had to revert back to default.
made mine a hell of a lot better
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post #8 of 14
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Oddly, that DD-WRT firmware made my torrent speeds die. I couldnt get faster than about 1kb/s while using it. I had to revert back to default.
Did you make sure to reset the modem and then edit all appropriate settings? Many people forgot that once they flash new firmware, they have to go back into the router and change their settings.

For example, if you don't forward your ports after the flash, your speeds will be affected.
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how high should the router be oced to? i got mine at 225mhz
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post #10 of 14
You'll see a slight difference with things such as load percentages but overclocking really isn't necessary.
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