Linksys Router Firmware update and options help

vbimport

#1

I guess i just got lucky with my WRT54G v2.0. It’s been on non stop for about 4 years and no problems with wireless or wired. The range is ok. I have it in my finished basement with concrete walls and i can go outside with my lappy and still have a decent signal to use it.

I’m using the Linksys f/w updates only.


#2

At least you have the 200Mhz version, I’d highly suggest that you enable QoS if you havent.
//Danne


#3

What will that do for me?


#4

Much better throughput on asynchronous connections
//Danne


#5

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2025811]Much better throughput on asynchronous connections
//Danne[/QUOTE]I’ll have to check it out thanks DiiZzY

Edit:
I looked and i have QoS settings but from what i have read i really don’t see the need for using it. My broadband speed is plenty for all my needs so far so i really don’t need to throttle it in any way.

Maybe i’m not understanding the need for QoS correctly?

And sorry to OP for stealing your thread :o that was not my intention :flower:


#6

http://www.benzedrine.cx/ackpri.html
Look at the graphs
//Danne


#7

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2026179]http://www.benzedrine.cx/ackpri.html
Look at the graphs
//Danne[/QUOTE]That’s over my old head. Maybe something even an old man can make sense out of :bigsmile:


#8

Blue line (upload)
Green line (download)
X-axis = time
Y-axis = speed

First = Your current connection
Second = QoS enabled (and properly tuned)
//Danne


#9

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2026552]Second = QoS enabled (and properly tuned)
//Danne[/QUOTE]The proper tuning is my problem :doh:

Do you know of a tutorial that might help me?


#10

I honestly dont know using the Linksys firmware (if QoS is even available).
Set upload to roughly 500-100kbit below of what your ISP gives you.
500 would be 450, 2000 would be 1900 (etc).
Then upload something that saturates your connection and watch if download speed drops, if it still does try lowering the value in 50 kbits til there’s close to no difference.
At least X-WRT (third party firmware) has a script which calculates values for you.
//Danne


#11

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2026587]I honestly dont know using the Linksys firmware (if QoS is even available).
Set upload to roughly 500-100kbit below of what your ISP gives you.
500 would be 450, 2000 would be 1900 (etc).
Then upload something that saturates your connection and watch if download speed drops, if it still does try lowering the value in 50 kbits til there’s close to no difference.
At least X-WRT (third party firmware) has a script which calculates values for you.
//Danne[/QUOTE]yeah i have settings for QoS. My firmware is 4.21.1

So it’s a trial and error type of thing?

Do you have a link to this 3rd party firmware? Not a link to 20 different may not work on your route link please.

My Linksys WRT54G v 2.0


#12

http://downloads.x-wrt.org/xwrt/firmware_images/whiterussian/0.9/milestone-3-rc2/default/openwrt-wrt54g-squashfs.bin
Here’s the correct firmware to use, I strongly advice you to read the documentation.
http://wiki.x-wrt.org/index.php/Installation_Guide

As for installation you can upgrade using the web-if in general.

Here’s a small snipped I wrote for another user on what you might want to change.

System --> Settings

Host Name - Keep default, if you insist on changing it remember to update /etc/hosts .

Time Setting --> Timezone - Stockholm, Sweden (change this accordingly to where you live)

NTP Server --> 130.237.32.95 130.240.22.165
Time servers, these are located in Sweden but they’ll work fine for users in other parts of the world.

Network --> Wireless

Wireless Interface - Disabled or Enabled (WLAN on/off)

ESSID Broadcast - Hide
If you have Intel or Atheros based WLAN cards you can safely disable this but if unsure leave this on.
ESSID - Name of your wireless network, dont use special characters and/or spaces
Channel - Set this to a non standard for best performance, 3 or 4 are usually good.
Wireless Mode - If you only have 11g devices set it to 11g only, some do claim to get better performance with Afterburner enabled to you might want to give it a try. If you have both 11b and 11g devices you obviously need to enable both.
Encryption Type - WPA (PSK) - Safest encryption to date, keep in mind that older devices might not support it.
WPA Mode - WPA2 (does your devices support WPA2 then use it, its much better and faster than WPA/WEP). You might need to update drivers for your WLAN-card to get support.
WPA Algorithms - AES (default)
WPA PSK - Network Key, no spaces and/or special characters recommended

Network --> Advanced Wireless

Network --> UPnP

Disable and then uninstall

Network --> QoS

Enable, up in your upload speed and kbps and download speed.
Uncheck overhead calculation.
A few examples on how you should define upload / download speed (in mbit/s).

Stated connection rates by - What to put in X-WRT

8/1 --> 9000 / 800
4/0.5 --> 5000 / 400
2/0.25 --> 3000 / 220
0.25/0.128 --> 300 / 100

Network --> Tweaks

Maximum Connections: 5000
Generic Timeout: 60
ICMP Timeout: 20
TCP Established Timeout 18000
UDP Timeout: 30
UDP Stream Timeout: 180

I guess you want a simple walkthorugh how to enable port forwarding too?

//Danne


#13

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2026618]I guess you want a simple walkthorugh how to enable port forwarding too?

//Danne[/QUOTE]Well i do have it working on this firmware but i’m sure i will have to set it up with this 3rd party firmware. I imagine the screens are a lot different looking than what i have now.

Edit:
Thank you for your time DiiZzY :slight_smile:


#14

DiiZzY it flashed just fine. Now i get to read more and play with the settings.

Thank you once again :flower:


#15

hmmmm DiiZzY this is alot to learn here.

[B]I had problems with this as i never found all the screens to go to to configure:[/B]

Network --> QoS

Enable, up in your upload speed and kbps and download speed.
Uncheck overhead calculation.
A few examples on how you should define upload / download speed (in mbit/s).

Stated connection rates by - What to put in X-WRT

8/1 --> 9000 / 800
4/0.5 --> 5000 / 400
2/0.25 --> 3000 / 220
0.25/0.128 --> 300 / 100

[B]I never did find these settings:[/B]

Network --> Tweaks

Maximum Connections: 5000
Generic Timeout: 60
ICMP Timeout: 20
TCP Established Timeout 18000
UDP Timeout: 30
UDP Stream Timeout: 180

[B]Yes i need some help with this also:[/B]

I guess you want a simple walkthorugh how to enable port forwarding too?

Thank you again :flower: :bow:


#16

Click on “Network” and then on the menu below (sub menu) you’ll find these.
//Danne


#17

I don’t have tweaks under Network.


#18

Are you really sure?



#19

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2027113]Are you really sure?[/QUOTE]
yeah mine stops at WoL :confused: :frowning:

Wait a minute…it is there now but was not yesterday :confused: :doh:

Sorry :flower: i wonder what happened?


#20

ok i applied all the settings and left everything else at default. I need to read some more of the install guide. It’s pretty foreign to me right now but i hope to learn more in the future.

If you think of anything else i need to set then let me know.

Also the portforwarding i haven’t messed with it yet.

Thank you for your time DiiZzY :bow::bow: :flower: