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[FTTC] Slow Throughput with Old Router

bubby
Grafter
Posts: 25
Registered: 28-01-2010

[FTTC] Slow Throughput with Old Router

I have been using a PlusNet supplied Speedtouch 585v7 since I joined the FTTC trial in March. I have found the router to be okay, but find a few things irritating about it such as the painful way of configuring the firewall and port-forwarding via the CLI and the clunky way in which it uses PPPoE over port 4 and reports in the web interface that the broadband connection is down.
I decided to give an old router that I had lying around a try. This is a Linksys WRT54G v1.0 running the latest DD-WRT firmware. Configuration of the router for PPPoE was straightforward and the router works absolutely fine.
However, I found that the maximum download throughput that I could get out of the router was about 12Mbps - this was all wired and not wireless.
So, it's back to the nasty old Speedtouch for me for now but I just thought that I would post this as the reminder that older routers are not necessarily capable of handling the greater thoughput that the new fibre technologies bring us.