Linksys WRT54G Qs

By ma44b89c
Jun 30, 2007
  1. Bought the above-referenced router the other day. Set-up was a breeze and after a couple of hiccups, connectivity seems to be solid. However...I have noticed *considerable* increase in download times from the web. For example, on YouTube, prior to installing the router, I never had problems running any videos without lags. Now I lag and stop/start with every one I try to view. I now keep Task Mgr open at all times to observe performance and CPU use. My CPU% pegs with the WUSB54GC.exe process bouncing all over from 0% to ~ 80%. An average webpage stalls on loading. What can I do to get my previous download speeds back???
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I'm assuming that file is the connection utility that came with the installation CD?

    Have you tried disabling that and using the Windows Connection Utility?

    Have you scanned for virii or malware lately? Install anything other than the router?

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  3. ma44b89c

    ma44b89c TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick response! I would guess that the connection utility in use came from the install CD for the router, overwriting the Windows one. I could try your suggestion if I was sure about how to do it. Is that the New Connection Wizard or the Network Setup Wizard? Or...neither? No other new installs recently and my virus protection is current, although am running a scan right now to check anyway. So then - how to disable the Linksys connection utilit and enabling the Windows one...? Again - your time is greatly appreciated!
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    To close the Linksys connection agent, simply right click on it and choose exit. Then look for the windows wireless connection utility, that looks like this [​IMG]

    Right click on that and choose "View Available Wireless Networks".
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