bandwidth limitaion

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Dragon31337
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bandwidth limitaion

Post by Dragon31337 »

I'm writing on behalf of my friend which does not speak English but I'll pass all data between him and forum users.
Input data:
    He has a 100 Mb channel
    3 LAN clients with locked IPs by MACs
    WiFi clients without locks
Aim:
    1 LAN user - NO LIMITS (my friend himself =) )
    2 other LAN users has their own bandwidth limits
    all other users LAN WIFI has another limit (at least wifi users)

He tried a few suggestions from this forum which I passed to him but they do not work.

Please give me proper instructions.

HW: same as I have (TP-LINK WR1043ND, HW v 1.8, Gargoyle 1.5.2)
TL-WR1043ND v1.8 - Gargoyle 1.5.8

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Re: bandwidth limitaion

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#1 recommendation is your friend needs a better router.

The WR1043ND is great for home users, but it is limited by its
400MHZ processor. It has been tested by MANY people on the
DD-WRT forums that you really need over 500mhz processor to
achieve the full 100mbps download bandwidth.

Gargoyle does add overhead to processing because of the bandwidth
monitoring, then adding QoS, etc. Added to that you have multiple
users and your friend will never hit the 100mbps available bandwidth.

He should be looking at one of the new Netgear routers, or possibly
Ubiquiti Routerstations, an old X86 PC, etc to use all that bandwidth.

If you have the available speed, you CANNOT go cheap on the router
as you are just limiting the amount of usable bandwidth available.
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Re: bandwidth limitaion

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DoesItMatter wrote:#1 recommendation is your friend needs a better router.

The WR1043ND is great for home users, but it is limited by its
400MHZ processor. It has been tested by MANY people on the
DD-WRT forums that you really need over 500mhz processor to
achieve the full 100mbps download bandwidth.
...

And nowadays it is very cheap to buy a new computer, with a lot of horsepower and memory. So maybe it is the time for some people to buy a new computer and let the old one become a new router.
Router: TL-WR1043ND - Gargoyle 1.5.4
AP: TL-WR1043ND - Gargoyle 1.5.4

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Re: bandwidth limitaion

Post by hnl_dk »

hnl_dk wrote:
DoesItMatter wrote:#1 recommendation is your friend needs a better router.

The WR1043ND is great for home users, but it is limited by its
400MHZ processor. It has been tested by MANY people on the
DD-WRT forums that you really need over 500mhz processor to
achieve the full 100mbps download bandwidth.
...

And nowadays it is very cheap to buy a new computer, with a lot of horsepower and memory. So maybe it is the time for some people to buy a new computer and let the old one become a new router.

I am actually thinking of buying a dualport gigabit networkcard and a 802.11n wifi networkcard for my main computer.
I was anyway thinking about installing ESXi (visualization) on the computer... and as the computer is running 24/7 anyway, why not also use it as my router (and let ESXi control the swich).
But I am not sure at the moment, the networkcards would be a bit expensive, so maybe I should just stay with my current router (but I am still going to install ESXi).
Router: TL-WR1043ND - Gargoyle 1.5.4
AP: TL-WR1043ND - Gargoyle 1.5.4

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