I have a bit of a problem. Ive had wrt54gl for a while. Ive tried a few different firmware on it. Tomato, dd-wrt, gargoyle router. But they always seem to come back to the same problem. I live in a 5 room apartment, with thick walls. 5 people use our internet connection (16mbit down/2mbit up). Im a gamer and hate when get my ping up. It seems that the Signal speed is never 54Mbps when everybody is using it. And as soon as somebody starts a download over 200KB/s. The ping shoots to 500ms to over 999ms and times out. I cant even browse the web. When I am connected alone on the network, I always get 54Mbps and normal speeds When downloading at more than ~7Mbps ping starts getting affected, which I suppose is normal. Our neighbours have wifis too, and Ive set our network to work on the least used channel.
This problem has came back on every router firmware, or every QoS setting I have tried. I think just the wrt54gl is too slow? It can't handle too many spread out wifis at the same time?
What router should I think of getting in the range of €50-€100-
Would be happy if it supported all OpenWrt, Gargoyle Router (I like their simple interface) or tomatousb
excuse my english ..