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Hey guys, recently I've been noticing that my router isn't performing well. Wireless connections are starting to drop and it is very slow. The case is also the same when it comes to a wired connection. On speedtests, I would get 8 mbps connected through the router while if I connect directly to the modem I would get around 20mbps. The router is an old Linksys WRT54G. It has served me very well for a number of years. I am wondering if my router is on it's way out. It's been slow and unreliable lately. If it is on it's way out, what would you guys recommend to upgrade to? Thanks.
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Most likely it's starting to wear down from it's own heat. This is what happened to mine recently and it was replaced with a Linksys E1000 I found for 35 bucks at walmart. Works like a charm now.
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GET ride of it lol... it sucks! i had an WRT54GS for not even a day got it for free... i'm sticking with my Dlink-655
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GET ride of it lol... it sucks! i had an WRT54GS for not even a day got it for free... i'm sticking with my Dlink-655
It doesn't 'suck'. It's been rock solid for the number of years I've had it. It's just starting to fail lately.
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i'm not taking over years i'm talking about now! and i have had my dlink since spring of 07 or 08 i think and is still alive today and working perfectly fine range / speed hasn't gone down a bit ... and it has been threw heat and my baby brother writing all over it and have funny colors now haha...
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Like Shiveron said, it seems as though the parts are wearing down. It is necessary to make sure you Router gets good airflow and PLEASE DON'T PUT YOUR MODEM ON TOP OF YOUR ROUTER . I did that and my DLINK barely lasted a year.......

You should look into an upgrade. Modern Routers are powerful and cheap like the Netgear WNDR3700
    
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Hey guys, recently I've been noticing that my router isn't performing well. Wireless connections are starting to drop and it is very slow. The case is also the same when it comes to a wired connection. On speedtests, I would get 8 mbps connected through the router while if I connect directly to the modem I would get around 20mbps. The router is an old Linksys WRT54G. It has served me very well for a number of years. I am wondering if my router is on it's way out. It's been slow and unreliable lately. If it is on it's way out, what would you guys recommend to upgrade to? Thanks.
Try flashing it with ddwrt <3
Edited by Phoriver - 3/9/11 at 5:12am
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GET ride of it lol... it sucks! i had an WRT54GS for not even a day got it for free... i'm sticking with my Dlink-655
D-Link ... ? I have had more units fail and LAN cards crap out from D-Link than I ever have from Linksys....


I refuse to buy D-Link.

@OP - time to replace it!

If you don't want another Linksys product, I recommend TRENDnet. Built in the USA, HQ in Torrance, California. Excellent products, great support.
    
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D-Link ... ? I have had more units fail and LAN cards crap out from D-Link than I ever have from Linksys....


I refuse to buy D-Link.

@OP - time to replace it!

If you don't want another Linksys product, I recommend TRENDnet. Built in the USA, HQ in Torrance, California. Excellent products, great support.
just like all products its luck of the draw
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Try a different phone cable, brand new if you can. They can degrade fairly quickly and will dramatically drop your performance.

Edit: Didn't read properly, your modem seems to be working fine so this can't be the issue. Try a different ethernet cable connecting your modem to router. I'm not saying this will work, but it will be a lot cheaper than a new router or modem router.
Edited by eggs2see - 3/9/11 at 5:36am
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