Linksys wrt54g Slow Internet I am having internet issues and i was anyone could point me in the right direction on some tesring or configurations i can try.
I have internet through midcontinet in south dakota and it is running though a linksys befcmu10 modem and wrt54g router for wireless and wired routing.
At times when i run speed tests i get 10-12 mdps speeds other times the test starts and stalls out so it makes me think that my connection is very inconsistant or i am having some issues with it. This happens both wired and wireless.
I am running a desktop, a couple laptops at times, and a couple tablets at times. At most i am running 2 of the above at once. The issues i notice the most are when i try to stream video or use youtube. All of the machines are capable of streaming what i am trying to watch but both the youtube videos and streaming videos cut out, stop, and buffer every few minutes if i am lucky to make it that long. Making watching these videos an absolute nightmare.
I am hoping that someone can guide me to tests i can peform that may monitor my connection over a long period of time and give me the info i need or maybe some configuration advise on my current network hardware or even if i need new hardware. Thank you to anyone that can help me.
When you are getting the 10-12Mbps speeds, is that wired or wireless, what speed are you suppose to be seeing. I personally would recommend replacement of the router due to the fact that pretty much any new router would give you better performance overall since it won't have the WAN speed limitation that the WRT54g is said to have.
I agree with Mike, I've had alot of issues in the past with the WRT54G either with issues connecting, or with the fact that it would bottleneck my internet connection from 50 down to like 30 or so, and for the life of me I couldn't figure it out until I tried a different router, and thats when everything started working the way it was suppose to. I know that Linksys is coming out with a bunch of new routers. I think the E900 may b e your best bet. It has a good price and wireless N. This router is coming out shortly. »homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/supp···ers/E900 If you have any questions let us know.
reply to AaronD
Your router is most likely nothing to do with the problem.
What speed do you get with a single PC connected wired?
Having 2 or 20 pcs connected means nothing, without telling us what applications are running on these.
I would think the application he would be using the computer for is using the internet. If he is seeing slow internet, that's obviously a problem.