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Linksys T-Mobile WRT54G-TM with DD-WRT makes for a faster internet connection.

September 10th, 2009

tmobileboxI recently purchased a Linksys T-Mobile WRT54G-TM with DD-WRT v.24 pre-installed. I wanted it for the client mode so that a couple of remote devices and computer can access the internet without having to wire the house. Originally, all devices were accessing a wireless access point through their wireless network cards. However, after installing the WRT54G-TM router in client mode, I discovered another positive side effect.

The internet connectivity is faster!

Here is a speedtest.net result from a laptop using it's native wireless card.

speedtest-1

After installing the router and plugging the IBM ThinkPad T43 into it using a network cable. Here is the result.

speedtest-2

Impressive, it is not enough to describe this result. So if you want to speed your internet connection from remote devices that generally remain stationary, then I would recommend a router with DD-WRT installed and supports client mode.

Although I am using the WRT54G-TM router, technically any router that has DD-WRT pre-installed in the client mode should have similar results.

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