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    Thumbs up Tomato router firmware - huge speed increase!!!

    I was consistently getting a max of 3 mbps down, despite paying for business class cable. After plugging into the modem directly, I realized that it was my good old WRT54Gv3 holding me back.

    I played around with my rwin settings, then installed the Tomato firmware, picked a cleaner channel (nobody shares it, only one other AP on adjacent channels), went to short preamble, and bumped up the transmit power by 50% to 63 mw (default = 42 mw). Difference:

    Before tweaks:


    After tweaks:


    Plugged into modem directly:


    Clearly, the wifi is still still holding me back some, but I can't really complain! I thought I had to get a new router, instead I'll just get some nice antennas to go with the power increase.

    Anyone with a wifi router should check out Tomato! It is not as full featured as DD-WRT, but I didn't need any of the stuff DD-WRT adds anyway, and I heard tomato is more stable.

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    do they have stuff for my belkin or strictly for Linksys?

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    i was not able to find anythig for my dlink but i did upgrade the firmware and picked up 4 meg from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodoze View Post
    i was not able to find anythig for my dlink but i did upgrade the firmware and picked up 4 meg from it
    What D-link are you using? After reading this post, I searched for options for my DGL-4500, but all I found was that frimware above 1.15 was causing major issues with D-link routers like needing to power cycle the router every 96 hours.

    Hope you do not fall into that situation with your D-link.

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    i have a dir-615

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    The firmware is based on the hardware inside your router. A lot of routers use similar hardware. If you go to the dd-wrt website it has all of the supported routers and their hardware specs listed out in a big spreadsheet.

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    This is using a WRT610N router with dd-wrt installed. I don't know what I am supposed to be rated at now, but it started wth 12mbps with 15mbps boost down.... and not sure about up.


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    and utracerx9 thinks i'm crazy because i'm unhappy with the internet at this "supposedly" 4-star hotel. bwahahahahaha.

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