07-01-2012 05:14 AM
I did a simple speed test comparing my EA3500 and Linksys WRT54GL. I used DSL Reports for the test. I was quite shocked and am wondering if the difference is due to the poor wireless driver in the Classic firmware that was updated in the Cloud firmware. Here are my numbers:
EA3500, Classic firmware Download average 475 kb/s Upload average 725 kb/s
Linksys WRT54GL Ver 1.1 (latest firmware) Download average 3250 kb/s Upload 725 kb/s
Needless to say I have gone back to my trusty WRT54GL until Cisco decides if it will update the Classic firmware and give us 2nd class Cisco customers the same hardware the 1st class Cloud customers have. Time will tell.
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07-01-2012 07:30 AM
I will wait until next Wednesday, July Fourth, Independence Day in the US. I think that is a very fitting day for me, if necessary, to declare my independence from Cisco and return their router. It's very sad when a company proceeds on a path without seeking customer input. Unfortunately the Cisco Cloud juggernaut will most likely win out in the end. Since I don't have the time or desire to enlighten them about their corporate strategy, I may have to seek a new vendor. Competition is wonderful.
07-01-2012 07:44 AM
Thanks, jsrobison. I too have Comcast. I guess something must not be setup correctly. If Cisco decides to update our Classic firmware I will see what settings are incorrect. I'm not showing any IPv6 connection but that may be because Comcast has not activated it in my neighborhood. By the way, you have a sweet connection, I'm jealous.
07-01-2012 07:53 AM
IPv6 is only available from the headends that are not running Cisco (Scientific Atlanta) CMTS equipment.
Not all og them have been updated yet either.
Cisco seems to be behind the curve getting its headend equipment ready for IPv6.
If your TV cable box is Scientific Atlanta equipment it will probably be awhile before you see IPv6
The TV cable box equipment for my area is Motorola equipment.
07-01-2012 02:38 PM
I have tried every combination and permutation between the router and my network card. Still not right. I have even reset the router to factory defaults. I have a feeling it's a bad router. At least my WRT54GL is still working flawlessly. And Comcast is using the Pace RNG110 HD receiver and Ubee DOCSIS 3 modem.
07-01-2012 02:54 PM
Thank you very much, sabretooth. I do appreciate your help. And I will try your suggestions when I swap routers tomorrow. But one question... why isn't the factory default working, out of the box? And why is an unsecure network (which I have) not the fastest? And why are those the magic channels? I ask because I want to understand why things work as they work. Again, thank you for taking the time to help me.
07-01-2012 04:06 PM
Factory defaults rarely are tuned for everyone. Unsecured wireless does not have to worry about security encryption. So that is always the basic test. In order to get speeds over 54Mbps, you must have WPA2-AES. 2.4Ghz channels 1,6 and 11 are non overlapping. WMM makes connection between a multitude of hardware, but effects wireless speed.