Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How To: Linksys WRT54G Installation

OK, I just installed the Linksys WRT54G router on my Comcast modem.

I actually took the easy way out and used Carol's Dell laptop to run the Setup Wizard CD.

It was a good step by step tutorial telling me to unplug the existing connections and then guided me through physically connecting the cable modem to the router and then Stygian up a wireless network name, a password and security. I guessed at the security type though since there was no explanation as to what each security method meant.

Let's do a new speed test and see if there's any difference:

Speed Test 3:

Wired connection to Linksys WRT54G. This router supports speeds up to 54Mbps.

Sweet. Twice the download speed.

It's right at the same speed I would get if I was connected directly into the modem.

Speed Test 4:

Wireless connection to Linksys WRT54G.

Hmm. The packets seem to be flowing nicely!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Hi Steve,

    1. Just saying "Hi" - I'm the guy who was videoing sessions for Bill Densmore at the Media Giraffe Conference and am working on a compilation of those now.

    2. I also installed a WRT54G router about a month ago. Speed is fine, but wireless cuts out every so often now and it didn't before. I hear this is a problem possibly caused by signals from neighbors which is apparently worse with the G routers.