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Linksys WRT160N -- Problem

by FrankQC / April 14, 2009 3:40 PM PDT

I've used this router for some time and I've been getting problems.

I'm connecting to it through Wireless-G and I'm supposed to get 54mbps, but instead I'm getting 1mbps.

The problem is weird... Like, I always need to restart my internal wireless which is not always fun when chatting with people.

My connection goes as follows: 54mbps > 48mbps > 36mbps > ~26mbps > 12mbps > 5.5mbps > 2mbps > 1mbps.

It is getting annoying, indeed. Does anyone know how I could fix this?

Head up: I already resetted it, installed newest Linksys firmware, didn't work so I installed a third-party dd-wrt firmware.

Any help/suggestions is appreciations,


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Have you tried other routers?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2009 1:28 AM PDT

It would be a shame to lose a few months trying to save this.

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by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 1:37 AM PDT

I haven't tried other routers. Can't afford it cuz of school at the moment.

Only routers I've tried were the WRT160N and the WRT350N. They start off great then they lower.

Iunno, Right now it's working -- thus far.

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There is a reason we ...
by Edward ODaniel / April 15, 2009 2:21 AM PDT

like to have people pay attention to that NOTE in red text immediately above where you typed in your subject title.

Without knowing your Operating System as well as specific components involved (such as the wireless NIC) we are left guessing. Vista has had some problems with certain routers and with certain wireless NICs and so has Windows XP. Other Operating Systems also have had similar problems.

As already noted, try different routers, try different locations (you may have something in the building interfering with the connection) try different wireless channels, try different wireless NIC, etc.

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Here are the specifications.
by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 2:26 AM PDT

Dell Latitude D630

Network Adapter: Intel(R) Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection and Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3 and #5.

I'm running Windows Vista Enterprise, the modem is in-build conexant Type 2 modem.

The router is a WRT160N running on Broadcom running on WPA2-Personal and AES. It is about a year old (give or take) and it's not the dual-band router, it's the single one.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2009 3:06 AM PDT

That means you have people to call. Call your Enterprise support staff and talk to them about this.

You lucky dog you.

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by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 3:14 AM PDT

I have to lease this laptop from the University and they put Vista Enterprise in it... I don't think I'd be able to just call up Microsoft. I'd have to go to the University and tell 'em my problem -- which they won't care because it isn't regarding the University's network

Whatever, I installed a Linux-based firmware and now it works.. Hopefully it remains that way for the days to come.

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What a shame.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2009 3:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Well..

I thought you had people.

-> But that does bring up an issue worth noting.

-> Did you know about the VISTA BROADCAST FLAG issue?

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Do tell
by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: What a shame.

About the broadcast flag issue.

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Not me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2009 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Do tell

Microsoft did the deed. Let them tell us why!

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Broadcast flag problem or not...
by FrankQC / April 15, 2009 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Not me.

I'm still getting 48-54mbps. Much better than 1 to 5.5mbps haha.

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I too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2009 7:29 AM PDT

Took a Buffalo and put a White Russion with WEBIF on it. Vista's broadcast does not upset that router any longer.

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