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somms
Posts: 129
Registered: ‎03-20-2008

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread


ROCKnTIME wrote:
I have the Extreme 105 package from Comcast and could never get over 75 megs of download speed wirelessly with the latest stock firmware. I installed Shibby's latest version of Tomato "Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-097 K26 USB AIO" and hit over 100 megs of download speed wired or wirelessly all day long. Shibby's version does include CTF feature in the advanced settings. Regardless CTF never really worked for me in the stock firmware. Actually my speed increased when I disabled CTF in the stock firmware.. Don't figure. Those of you with slow speeds on your router should try the TCP Optimizer program from SpeedGuide.net.. Make sure you optimize all your adapters.. Works like a charm..


Using that same build (latest) of Shibby's myself and no bandwidth limitations with my FTTH provider either (as shown in sig below)!:smileywink:



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opheliaimmortal23
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎05-04-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread


KoRnGtL15 wrote:

Any news on v1.0.05 firmware? Is it even being made? I really hope so to fix the remaining bugs.


I just checked homesupport.cisco.com but there is no updated firmware yet for version 1. We can only check the website from time to time though.

opheliaimmortal23
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎05-04-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread


ROCKnTIME wrote:
I have the Extreme 105 package from Comcast and could never get over 75 megs of download speed wirelessly with the latest stock firmware. I installed Shibby's latest version of Tomato "Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-097 K26 USB AIO" and hit over 100 megs of download speed wired or wirelessly all day long. Shibby's version does include CTF feature in the advanced settings. Regardless CTF never really worked for me in the stock firmware. Actually my speed increased when I disabled CTF in the stock firmware.. Don't figure. Those of you with slow speeds on your router should try the TCP Optimizer program from SpeedGuide.net.. Make sure you optimize all your adapters.. Works like a charm..

Hi there. That is pretty interesting but let me ask did you have to modify the wireless settings on the router after uploading the Tomato firmware on the router? Or have you tried to modify the wireless settings of the router when it was on the old firmware?

ylime1984
Posts: 1,206
Registered: ‎05-04-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread

 


somms wrote:

ROCKnTIME wrote:
I have the Extreme 105 package from Comcast and could never get over 75 megs of download speed wirelessly with the latest stock firmware. I installed Shibby's latest version of Tomato "Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-097 K26 USB AIO" and hit over 100 megs of download speed wired or wirelessly all day long. Shibby's version does include CTF feature in the advanced settings. Regardless CTF never really worked for me in the stock firmware. Actually my speed increased when I disabled CTF in the stock firmware.. Don't figure. Those of you with slow speeds on your router should try the TCP Optimizer program from SpeedGuide.net.. Make sure you optimize all your adapters.. Works like a charm..


Using that same build (latest) of Shibby's myself and no bandwidth limitations with my FTTH provider either (as shown in sig below)!:smileywink:


 

So this means it works for you then :smileyhappy:

counsil
Posts: 88
Registered: ‎04-02-2009

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread

We tested Tomato and it choked under a small load.  The Linksys stock firmware has more stable in our environment.

 

We were all set to stick with Tomato too.  Especially because they just about had the guest network fully functional at the time.  We gave up when we found Tomato simply wasn't stable.

 

YMMV.

Hakan Tolgay
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎07-17-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread

For those who have slow download and upload problems, I want to tell my story that I have experienced with Linksys Support yesterday and the solution of mine.

 

I have been using the E4200 for a while. My router connects my computers to my ISP via PPPOE.

 

I have 20 Mbit/s download and 5 Mbit/s Upload connection. However, after the last firmware upgrade my upload speed dropped to 1.5 Mbit/s. So I decided to take support from Linksys.

 

I told that I was experiencing upload problem on WAN and all other speed tests were okay for both LAN and WAN. Unfortunately,  the support guy thinks that WAN is wireless. I have explained it many times but he did not understand. He told me to change some wireless settings. It was like a nightmare. It took 1 hour for him to understand what the WAN is. Then I gave up and tried to find solution by myself.

 

Finally, I realize that the QoS settings are the root cause. The “Upstream Bandwidth” is set to auto. This was the default configuration and no categories were added to the QoS list. Then I decided to disable “Internet Access Priority” and check my connection. It was then what it should be.

 

Hope this also works for everybody who have slow upload and download problems.

 

northbanker
Posts: 142
Registered: ‎03-05-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread


Hakan Tolgay wrote:

Finally, I realize that the QoS settings are the root cause. The “Upstream Bandwidth” is set to auto. This was the default configuration and no categories were added to the QoS list. Then I decided to disable “Internet Access Priority” and check my connection. It was then what it should be.

 

 



Are you saying that QoS or IAP was your root problem?

 

I've been using IAP ever since I got the router and frankly it's a key function I need, but I wonder if others have had any problems with IAP causing general router performance problems.  Anybody else had problems when IAP is enabled?

Hakan Tolgay
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎07-17-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread

I did some additional changes and understand that when the "Upstream Bandwidth" in QoS tab is set to Auto, slow upload speed problem starts.

 

For now, I enable the IAP again and set the  Upstream Bandwidth to manual 120Mbps. This works fine for me now.

 

What I didn't understand is "Upstream Bandwidth" is limited with 120Mbps in the manual configuration. Isn't the WAN port 1Gbps? I should be able to set it up to 1Gbps. right?

hiptechboy
Posts: 1,557
Registered: ‎01-03-2011

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread

You wouldn't be able to get the full 1Gbps because there are other limiting factors to consider. The router's capabilities is also one of them. In optimal conditions, the router can acheive an upstream speed around 687 Mbps

I don't work for Cisco. I'm just here to help.
ROCKnTIME
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-17-2012

Re: Official E4200 Firmware (v1.0.04 (Build 11)) Feedback Thread

@ opheliaimmortal23, I'm using the default wireless settings in Tomato's Advanced > Wireless section with the exception of enabling CTF (Cut-Through Forwarding) located in Tomato's Advanced > Miscellaneous section. Download speeds are 100 to 105 consistently. The latest version of the stock e4200 firmware doesn't have many wireless settings to modify. I found my speed increased about 5 megs when I disabled CTF (Cut-Through Forwarding). and increased another 5 megs when I disabled IPv6 which is active in my area. So with the tweaks mentioned I was gaining an additional 10 megs bringing my download speeds to 75 to 80 megs.