I have a Comcast 60/10 internet plan. I flashed TomatoRAF Version 1.28.9013 by Victek on my E4200 and tweaked it to my previous best settings, but this time instead of getting my usual 30mbps when I'm more than 10 feet away, I get 3-6mbps. I've tried over 8 devices, and all of them had similar results. Then I erased all settings and tried another speed test with the defaults, and I got the same results. I get these same results with E4200 firmwares by Toastman and Shibby. I haven't moved the router, so that couldn't be it. Is there a reason for such a slowdown? I have a desktop connected through Wi-Fi 5 feet away, and I get 60mbps on it.
That is a typical symptom of interference. Check for other Wi-Fi or sources of 2.4 GHZ radio waves. Try different channels. Try lowering the TX power setting to Zero, which will produce the hardware default output level.
The router is the only 2.4Ghz device I have. Well, I have a microwave but it's at least 50 feet away. I've set my TX power to 0, and the results are the same.
Did the problem start with the new firmware ? There have been other reports of these firmware branches not delivering proper wireless performance from the router. You should be able to load the factory firmware back on for a comparison. I gave up on Tomato wireless a long time ago and just use these routers as routers with a wireless access point add-on.
I'll try stock linksys firmware and post the results.
Also, I flashed from DD-WRT after I did a 30-30-30 reset, then cleared NVRAM in Tomato. Could this have caused my problem?
Just tried stock linksys firmware and got about 25mbps. I'd keep the linksys firmware, but it has terrible QOS, which I need. I also flashed a Shibby testing build for the E4200 and am back to getting 3mbps.
Get a Ubiquity NSM2 to plug into your LAN and let Tomato wireless rest in peace.
Not the router, because your desktop works fine, you said yourself. So the problem is something that recently happened to your client, be it a laptop or a phone, that's where you need to look.
Hey Einstein, he said the desktop was only 5 feet away. He also said that flashing back to factory firmware solved the problem for all devices. Sounds like you belong over at Linksysinfuck dot org, with no better than you can pay attention.
it worked before
it doesn't now
therefore something has changed
he gets the same results with several different tomato mod versions
therefore it is not a fault in a particular version, all of which are known and proven to work by tens of thousands of people
all of whom have no problems with clients up to a hundred feet or more from the router
therefore, it is likely to be the client wireless
or it's setup
updated driver that doesn't work properly (auto update)
these things need to be eliminated
do you understand the scientific method?
or do you believe in ghosts too?