I recently upgraded to a 50/5 connection (from a 6/0.5) and when connected directly to the modem I get 50/5, no problem. However, connected to my WRT54GL I seem to be stuck at 34~37Mbps down. Is there any way around this or is it just a limitation of the hardware?
Date: 05 Apr 2012 22:51
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How is this being measured?
FWIW — here are some actual measurements:
scp -P2222 -p ~/Downloads/Lion root@router:/dev/null
550kB/s =4.4Mb/s wifi
700kB/s =5.6Mb/s ether
sudo ping -q -c1000 -s50000 -i.034 router
1250kB/s =10Mb/s wifi
sudo ping -q -c1000 -s50000 -i.0083 router
5600kB/s =45Mb/s ether
Tomato v1.28.7821 MIPSR1-Toastman-ND K26 Mini
Victek had a version that 'guarantees WAN-LAN 80Mb throughput'
Not too sure how independently verified, or what restrictions on firewall/QOS rules there must be to get that throughput.
I was using my cable company's speed test site (speed[.]try[.]wideopenwest[.]com/ (won't let me post links yet)). I tried raising the clock to 250/125 and that raised the average to ~47Mbps, which is close enough to 50 that I'm happy.
Yes as you've found out it is a hardware limitation (watch the CPU usage when maxed out and you will see it at 99%). The K24 firmwares are apparently faster than the K26 but I am using a Shibby firmware with both IPv6 (K26 only) and VPN so my max is ~43Mbps and only ~23Mbps for IPv6 usenet. My cable speed is 100/10 which is why my Asus RT-N16 arrives today. ;)