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Title: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: prezaxl2032 on July 09, 2007, 04:07:12 PM
The fast firmware for the DIR-655 is the 1.02. The Intel certified and Draft 2.0 firmware is slower by design and neighborhood friendly (read slower) when other wireless products are with in range.

You must have 1.01 firmware on your router to upgrade to 1.02. If you already upgraded your firmware to have certified versions then down grade to 1.02 at your own risk.
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: Lycan on July 10, 2007, 11:50:31 AM
The 1.02 is a very nice firmware. It is stable and many customers are happy with it.
The newer 1.03 and 1.04 are nice as well if you are interested in the Draft N 2.0 and the WiFi compliance. It is nice to have options.
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: jupiter on July 13, 2007, 10:39:42 AM
I use 1.02 at my home as well.  best firmware for 655 to date   ;D
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: Beldak on July 17, 2007, 08:13:08 AM
Any way to test if you have neighbor interference issues and aren't getting full speed with 1.03/1.04?
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: TQuach on July 17, 2007, 08:47:25 AM
What are the speeds you're currently achieving?  What is your pipe coming in?  What type of connection?
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: jupiter on July 17, 2007, 09:40:53 AM
COX~~~DCM-202~~~DIR-655(FW1.02)~~~~ANT24-0230~~~DWA-552~~~Dual 3.1Xeon/2GbECC RAM~~~WindowsVista(Build6000) Ultimate

Going through multiple walls I have "excellent" signal strength   

Speakeasy.net/speedtest Los Angles server:
Download Speed: 14024 kbps (1753 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 893 kbps (111.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: jupiter on July 17, 2007, 09:50:08 AM
What are the speeds you're currently achieving?  What is your pipe coming in?  What type of connection?

it looks like Beldak is using Verizon DSL
Title: Re: Faster speeds with older firmware
Post by: mb on July 17, 2007, 05:08:28 PM
I notice that f/w v1.02 seems slightly faster for wired connections also. I routinely see 3kb greater downloads on my 3mb DSL circuit with v1.02 vs v1.04

Edit 07/24: My earlier observations now seem to be annecdotal and inaccurate. I am seeing identical speeds between V1.02 and V1.04.