Asus rt-n16 Poor Wireless Performance
I apologize for the lengthy explanation, but I wanted to cover everything and my trouble-shooting steps.
Is there something wrong with my RT-N16?
I'm 5 feet away from the router on my G-enabled laptop.
Stock Asus firmware, wireless shows at 54.0 mbps tha to 11.0 mbps than eventually progresses to less than 8.0 mbps. This in the timeframe of less than 10 minutes.
DD-wrt firmware 14896, defaults settings, nothing changed, even using the dd-wrt ssid, similar trend.
I've tried multiple laptops. Speedtest.net shows as less than 2.0 mbps download speed. DD-wrt firmware shows TX power as default 17 mW, compared to dd-wrt on my linksys wrt54g where TX power shows as default 71 mW.
My wired desktop to this same router, running speedtest.net using the same server shows download speed of 35.0 mbps; a significant difference.
I have my TP LINK wr1043nd router that is being replaced by this Asus rt-n16 router. Both the stock TP link firmware and the dd-wrt firmware did not have these issues with wireless. Same wireless channel, SSID, etc.
On the ASUS, I've tried mixed mode, BG-mode, and G-mode; on both stock and dd-wrt with similar results.
What is the issue? Did I receive a lemon? Anyone else have these similar issues?
EDIT: I just tried dd-wrt 15508 and am experiencing the same issues.