"Get DSL speeds from your high-speed cable modem"0.5 starson by hargler
Pros: Very good with wired connections.
Upload speed isn't as bad as download.
Cons: Wireless connections are slow and frequently drop.
Summary: I needed to upgrade my router when I upgraded my cable connection speed to 50/8. I got my EA6500 set up and did a speed test, and it was great - I was getting the full speed of the cable connection - actually closer to 58/9mb, since they overprovision. That's the good news - you get great speeds for the first five minutes or so after you connect. After that, the connection was getting momentary drops and the speed kept dropping. After a couple hours, my speed is now usually below one mb/sec. The VPN connection to my workplace can't stay connected for even an hour. With my wrt54g, it stayed connected for weeks at a time. I've followed Linksys's advice to put it in a more central location in the house (which was never necessary with the wrt54g) and change channels. Changing channels seemed to help initially but I soon realized it made it worse.
Dropping the wireless connection and re-establishing it brings the speed back up again, but not for long.
Surprisingly, upload speeds don't seem to be affected as much. Typically I can get 5-8mb/sec, even when download speed has tanked.
Wired connections consistently get the full rated speed of the cable connection and then some.
I've given up on this thing. I'm now using my wrt54g again until I decide what I'm going to buy to replace this.
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