06-30-2012 10:49 AM
@brotherho: You have above 500Mbps transfer rate on your internet connection when directly connected? This is faster than USB 2.0 speed, faster than what should be put on a long Cat5 cable.
@frbroyer: Can you elaborate on that? I have two computers connected to the EA4500 router through Gigabit ethernet connections. One of them is on a long cat cable. Is that a problem?
06-30-2012 11:01 AM
Cat5 is certified up to 100M
cat5e and cat6 are certified up to 1G. If you have a long cat5e or cat6 cable you should be ok.
You can also try netstat -i on unix or netstat -e on windows to see if you're getting errors
06-30-2012 03:34 PM
I couldn't agree more. After I payed quite some money for a router it doesn't even work properly.
The old firmware was bugged as hell. One of the most important issue that I found with was that connecting with some devices was impossible. It is true that the new firmware (Cisco Connect Cloud) fixed this bug, but, let's face, it came with a thousand new bugs and issues. Anyhow, with the old one you had full control over your router.
First of all, the thing that I find the most annoying is the interface. Yes, it looks nice and everything, but web design wise is badly made. It takes for me an average of 39 seconds just to load the page from a computer with an Intel i7 2.8 Ghz, 8 GB DDR3 Ram and 3 GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory. On an older computer it took me 1 minute and 20 seconds in average. Nevertheless, right after it loads up an Error Message appears: "We've encountered an unexpected error. If the issue continues please visit our Technical Support site."
Also, half of the widgets don't work. Device list shows devices which are online, but listed as offline, lacks information about them and so on. It also lacks tons of ability and functionality, not to mention the long waiting time when surfing in the router settings (I swear to god that I feel like punching somebody when I see the waiting pop-up) and the tons of error messages that appear.
Really now, people of Cisco, WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING??? Take as an example Google. All their web services are scripted in a plain and simple code with a minimum of CSS and images, thus their result is perfect.
Please come with a better solutiona and fast.
06-30-2012 06:00 PM
I couldn't have said it better rizedr. The slowness irritates me. It may look prettier now but I couldn't care less how it looked before. It was quick and simple to use before. But I can learn to accept it (after all, I'm not browsing around my router settings all day long). What I can't accept is not being able to log into my router. When trying to log in the other day I encountered the "unexpected error" for a couple hours that day. I wasn't able to get into my router to change one simple setting. Eventually it cleared up on it's own....but that is unacceptable. I should never have an issue logging into my own router.
07-01-2012 01:22 AM
Even if you were connected to a gigabit connection and the ethernet cord is also for gigabit connection, so may still experience a slower connection compared to that computer connected with a shorter ethernet cord.
07-01-2012 04:51 AM
I would have never dreamed they be so STUPID and arrogant. I guess having there stock and earnings in the dumpster they will try anything. I hope I don't have to reconfigured everything again. I went from really happy to really disappointed and will no longer recommend Cisco/Linksys line until they distinctly offer you the choice. I'm not against Cloud Services but my choice not theirs! This is really a pain in the butt I don't want to spend my time again configuring my router.
Cisco how about another auto upgrade that allows us a choice "You can configure my router or I'll do it myself".
Right now I don't know what configuration my router is running in, I made lots of non-standard choices, what is there status now?
ARGGHHH! on you Cisco
07-01-2012 05:00 AM
If everything is working Ok the length of the cable will not effect the computer effective speed. Actually with most machines today sustained ethernet data rates are more a function of the drivers and if the card off loads the tcp/ip stack onto the card. Think of a large office building with lots of machines and switches, if the length of the cable runs made a difference then all the PC at ends of the cable would run slower than those with short connections. Ethernet doesn't slow down until segments loads start getting over 40%, then if QoS is enabled, well that another can of worms.
07-01-2012 06:33 PM
I could not believe the way Cisco assumed that I would want them to manage my router without asking. This morning I tried to log into my router and found that it had autmatically updated itself to this new approach. I could not make the changes I needed to make through this new approach. Thankfully, this forum told me how to go back to last firmware rev and now everything is fine. This arrogant vendor attitude is why I do not purcase Apple products and why this will be the last Cisco product I will ever purchase.
07-02-2012 05:37 AM - edited 07-02-2012 05:38 AM
Perlmane, hopefully Cisco realizes their mistake in taking a heavy-handed approach toward a new corporate direction. They have given us back the Classic firmware which is a good first step. Now I hope they will give us the updated Classic firmware with the same fixes included in the Cloud firmware. Then we, the customers, will have choice and Cisco can see if their Cloud strategy is as popular in the real world as it is in their corporate offices.