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Old 10-10-2012, 04:18 PM
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Default Best performance settings/tweaks?

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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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!
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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.
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Perhaps we can impose on Sir Merlin to share some thoughts?
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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.
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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!
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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!
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 :-)
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Would someone with the extended knowledge - possibly Mr. Merlin
help create a universal (all models?) sticky "Best performance settings/tweaks" , please.
I'm sure there are other users here who could do that. I already have enough on my plate.
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I'm sure there are other users here who could do that. I already have enough on my plate.
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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Some good tips from Apple support:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1398

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4199

I've had to try some of these tips because my two Airport Express 802.11g has problems connecting to the RT-N66U.
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