OK, here is my setup:
- Linksys E3000 running latest Tomato firmware - this is the main router, and is connected to the cable modem, WPA2 Personal encryption, AES security.
- Running in 2.4GHz N-only mode, as all my WiFi devices are N devices.
- Linksys E2000 running latest Tomato firmware - this router is acting as the receiving side of a 2.4GHz N WiFi bridge.
- Three devices plugged in to the E2000, an HTPC, a PS3, and a HDHomeRun TV tuner. All these items work fine on the wired/Gigabit side of things and the HTPC and PS3 download at max speed via the WiFi bridge when tested (both on the local network and from the web).
- I have various other devices using WiFi, including 2 laptops and 2 smart phones, all of which can send data at full bore (locally or out of the internet), but cannot receive faster than 500 kbps when trying to download anything from the internet, and about 1000 kbps when receiving data on the local network.
- QoS is NOT enabled, and even with it enabled and the values set astronomically high, the issue stays the same.
I initially thought the problem was with my laptop. I run Ubuntu on it and figured something might be wrong with the driver, that was until I was on WiFi not at home and was able to download at sustained speeds over 1000 kbps multiple times. I then checked my other WiFi devices on my home network and found all to be experiencing the same download cap problem.
After doing some Google-ing, I saw a report or two of people with WiFi bridges seeing something like this, so I turned off the E2000 router completely and tried again, only to have the same problem. If I plug a laptop in to the E3000 (router) or the E2000 (bridge), my download speeds are perfectly normal, but unplug and I hit the same ceilings. The problem is so pervasive that if I am downloading something over the WiFi to my laptop, I have trouble accessing websites over the internet or on my local network (sites on the HTPC, like Sick Beard or sabnzbd).
Anyone able to offer any ideas or troubleshooting steps????