Best performance settings/tweaks?

Discussion in 'ASUS N Routers & Adapters' started by canuckle, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. canuckle

    canuckle Regular Contributor

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    Hey all,

    As mentioned in my other thread (thank you ALL sincerely for your help!), I would love some input on how to maximize the features of this router. My list of equipment, as noted in the other thread but copied here for convenience, is:

    iMac
    MacBook Pro
    iPhone 5
    iPhone 4S
    iPad 1
    iPad 3
    PC
    PC Laptop
    HP OfficeJetPro 8500A
    D-Link DAP 1513 Wireless Media Bridge
    >>connected to Media Bridge - Apple TV 2, Panasonic BR Player, DVR
    Various visitors devices occasionally

    Connection is cable, 5M up and 100 M down.

    Most common activities: Streaming music over LAN via itunes, streaming TV/Movies via Apple TV (itunes or Netflix), web surfing, email, large file transfer over LAN (Ethernet and Wireless)...these would mostly be backups, general portable device usage (games, apps, etc on tablets and iphones).

    My speedtest results from 2 different test sites will consistently give me 90+ down and 5 up from Wired computers and the MacBook wireless (5Ghz). iPhone 5 will average 55-60 down & 5 up, other iDevices 18-40 depending on generation.

    Any and all input/experience welcomed...I'm a bit of a tweaker and gearhead (as evidenced by my other hobby, building and flying model helicopters), and interested in learning more about this side of computing.

    Thanks in advance :)

    Mike
     
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  3. canuckle

    canuckle Regular Contributor

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    Any thoughts on this folks? Considering the device/usage info above, are there adjustments I could make to enhance the experience with this router?

    Thanks!
     
  4. col2k3

    col2k3 Occasional Visitor

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    I'd be interested in this as well, I'm running mostly default settings (of Merlin's version) But am not aware if any small tweaks could boost security/range/signal Strength/speed of basic home usage.
     
  5. canuckle

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    Perhaps we can impose on Sir Merlin to share some thoughts?
     
  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    There are nearly weekly reposts of tips on how to best optimize your network settings on these forums. Search the existing threads.

    Also be aware that smaller devices like phones and such are usually single band and single stream. They will never go higher than 65-72 Mbits on their connection.
     
  7. greggy101

    greggy101 Regular Contributor

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    I check the forum on the daily basis and recently got into a trouble with my 5GHz quality and strength connections; did a lot of searching on the subject of tweaks etc - not that easy with overwhelming info here...
    Would someone with the extended knowledge - possibly Mr. Merlin :)
    help create a universal (all models?) sticky "Best performance settings/tweaks" , please.
    For a lot of us nobs this would be a great reference.

    Many thanks for Merlin's firmwares!
     
  8. canuckle

    canuckle Regular Contributor

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    THAT would be spectacular. If it already exists please accept apologies. Even a list of applicable threads would be a huge help for those of us who are non-experts :)
     
  9. RMerlin

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    I'm sure there are other users here who could do that. I already have enough on my plate. :)
     
  10. greggy101

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    Totally understood Merlin.

    Is there anyone else willing to share the knowledge, please.
    A lot of people will be thankful for it :)
     
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