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4.0 out of 5 stars Great router, Help for strugglers in the review, July 3, 2012
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This is a great, light-weight and cost, high-performance, and low-fuss router. A bug that manifests itself if you are using this with a Comcast cable modem and any wireless-N device with windows 7. Here is how to fix it:

If you take the router out of the box, connect, secure, and use it with the above configuration, you may end up getting abysmal speeds (less than 1 Mbps on downlink) while your upload could be smoking high at 6 Mbps. Moreover you may see that older WinXp devices or devices with Wireless G can get upto 15 Mbps on the same router while you are still stuck.

The reason is a buggy default setting in the firmware.

To fix this: go to 192.168.1.1 in your browser when connected to the router (to configure the router via web), go to Applications and Gaming tab, QoS sub-tab, and DISABLE whatever is enabled inside that page (mainly WMM.. that's the culprit).

After this you are good to go, and can get smoking high speeds upto 25Mbps or higher, depending on your cable connection rated speed. This is discussed also on some forums and in one other review.
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Initial post: Feb 13, 2013 8:17:29 PM PST
W. Hurley says:
Thanks! Speed went from 8mbps to 12 just on this. Think I'm maxed out on what Comcast is giving me at this point. It's livable but nowhere near what my Verizon hotspot gets (about 26).
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