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Re: WW-DRT is amazing!
04/01/14 10:28 PM

> I've been using DD-WRT on an old Linksys WRT54G for quite a few years now. I have
> pretty much the same situation as you: the router is downstairs and my office is
> upstairs, and the boss lady doesn't want me drilling holes to run CAT5. It's worked
> pretty well, although just recently I've run into issues with the 54G not being fast
> enough to take full advantage of my 50Mb cable connection. I looked at replacing it
> with a newer router, but I think I'm going to give powerline networking a shot and
> take wireless out of the equation entirely.

Yeah, the old WRT54GS router I had used to be the one downstairs connected directly to the cable modem. When I went and upgraded to the highest tier service my ISP offers (since my current employer pays for my internet service as I work exclusively from home), the cable company said that my current router was not going to be able to properly work with the new router. So I went out and got a pretty powerful router for the connection to the cable modem and my employer agreed to expense it.

The other router was given to me by my previous employer before I was laid off, so that's something that I didn't feel the need to return to them as they never asked. Since I couldn't use it downstairs directly connected to the cable modem, I went ahead and DD-WRT flashed it and now have it upstairs connected to my new computer. I put it all together last night and it worked pretty well. Still took quite a while to download the gigabyte or so of Windows Updates, and transferring 8 GB or so of data from my laptop downstairs through the wireless network to the new PC upstairs took some time, but the speeds seemed to be about what I typically get wirelessly downstairs.

All-in-all, it was worth the effort, I believe. It's just a pain now getting all the settings and whatnot tweaked with the computer and monitor on the floor there. Heh.

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* WW-DRT is amazing! Jdurgi 03/29/14 07:41 AM
. * Re: WW-DRT is amazing! DMala  03/30/14 09:38 PM
. * Re: WW-DRT is amazing! Jdurgi  04/01/14 10:28 PM
. * Re: WW-DRT is amazing! krick  03/31/14 05:33 PM
. * Re: WW-DRT is amazing! DMala  04/02/14 03:32 AM
. * Re: WW-DRT is amazing! krick  03/29/14 08:32 AM
. * Re: WW-DRT is amazing! Jdurgi  03/29/14 08:28 PM

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