04-30-2012 05:23 PM
If you are getting the slow speed then try the following combinations of settings:
A] With the help of Cisco Connect Software (if at all you have installed the router with the help of this software)
1] Open the software and go to the option which says "Router Settings"
2] Then click on the option which says "Advanced Settings" which will take you to the router's configuration page.
3] Lower the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) from 1500 to 1400 or less (usually found on your router's main/ basic setup page). Here is the link for determining and setting up the correct MTU size: http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=fbf8e8564632422eaa8ea80bf9dcba64_386.xml&pid=80&re...
Then check the status..
05-01-2012 11:39 AM
08-22-2012 06:07 AM
I tried all the settings on EA4500 but the download speeds are miserable. I even forced Cisco 2nd level tech support to help me after past the 90-day support period for S/W but that did not help.
I switched in my old Belkin Pre-N and it works fine ... even an older NetGear works better in wireless mode.
The funny thing is the upload speeds are fine between 5Mbps & 6Mbps but the download speeds spurt to 10Mbps to 11Mbps briefly and then drop down to around 2Mbps.
The Belkin Pre-N gives me between 15Mbps - 20Mbps wireless.
I do not believe I am the only one - Google search EA4500 slow wireless performance (in my case it is only the download speed and I suspect that is the case in most situations).
One other word of advice: Do not use CLOUD CONNECT (Google for problems including privacy issues) ... revert to older non-CloudConnect (instructions on Cisco site).
This is a sorry H/W and no one at Cisco/LinkSys seems to bother (when LinkSys was LinkSys never faced such problems).