I have a wireless router, Linksys WRT54G v8, connected to my cable modem. I am receiving very slow speeds. My desktop is directly hooked up to the router. I'm an avid gamer and know that the speed is terrible because when my speed is good my games give me a 'ping' or latency of 20-40. When I 'ping' my games the servers list at 1000+ which is stone age.
What I have done is: suspected neighbors 'borrowing' wireless.
Set up password to no effect.
Found out that roommates weren't even connected to our network.
So it has just been me.
I attempted to update the firmware (?) but the file from Linksys is a .bin and well I don't know how to open it.
I'd be happy to provide any information needed:
Any help or suggestions would be great.
Also, if this is just a bad router any low range suggestions? Reviews seem...conflicting.