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This is based solely off of the WRT Linksys series routers. I know many of you have used this particular firmware. Curious however, if any of you have seen a difference, or even now what I can expect to benefit by overclocking the frequency from 200Mhz to 250 or so? Better DL speeds? I know it sounds noobish, but I finally did the update and am excited to make a difference in the router. Thanks guys...
 

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so far this has been the result. I originally (30 minutes ago), has an average between 4 tests of the same server, had a DL of 11,683kbps... Did the overclock from 200Mhz to 256Mhz have anything to do with it?
 

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I've noticed a megabit or so increase in speed when running speed tests with my router overclocked. I believe overclocking the router is generally done when a router is running a bunch of the various options that DD-WRT offers and starts to slow down due to the load.

If kept overclocked I'd be cautious about how hot the router gets. I've read that if you overclock the router and increase the wifi signal a bunch it can overheat without additional cooling of some sort.
 

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Originally Posted by g8m3rtag View Post
yea setting the xmit power to 251 = very bad.

i have a half dead router sitting here because of that lol
That's kind of ridiculously high. I believe I have mine boosted to like 37, just enough to keep a good wireless connection everywhere in my house.
 

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Overclocking your router will not help download speeds.

There are plenty of tweaks out there but they will not increase the download speed from your ISP.
 

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Overclocking your router will not help download speeds.

There are plenty of tweaks out there but they will not increase the download speed from your ISP.
Correct. But liek was mentioned before, if you have a bunch of features enabled, even like a complex WPA key, it puts more load on the router's CPU. I am told 240mhz is ok but you may want to put a heatsink/fan on it, and for the wireless transmit, it is ok up to 70. If you cooled the router, you could go higher....

I need to get a WRT54GL because my version 8 WRT54G isn't hackable.
 
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