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CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

circutz
I've Been Here Awhile
Hello all,

I have a question for the community. I searched prior to posting this, but didn't find anything.

I recently upgraded from ignite 100 to gigabit internet. A Rogers tech came to do my installation. I was using a netgear r7000 nighthawk router with my prior setup, and currently am again now.

I don't recall getting slower speeds before, but I could be mistaken. I was excited to test out the new speeds, and I was very disappointed.

When connecting using the r7000 on 5gz, my cell phone gets about 320mbps down, 34mbps up.

When direct connecting to the 3552 via cat 5 cable, I get 61mbps down, 28 Mbps up.

When direct connecting to the r7000 via cat 5 cable, I get 94 Mbps down, 33 Mbps up.

I don't understand why I'm getting better speeds when not directly connected. And even then, the 320mbps speed down I got on my phone, is still not as good as high as it should be. What do you think I am doing wrong? I'm usually a pretty tech savvy guy, but I'm stumped here.

For what it's worth, I don't believe I have the 3552 set up for bridge mode, and my r7000 is not flashed to dd-wrt like many had suggested I do when I first got it.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Datalink
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

Ok, just to prove or disprove the CGNM-3552 data rates, can you log into the modem by using 192.168.100.1 as the modem's login page address.  Can you let us know:

 

1.  What Software (firmware) version is load as indicated on the status page; and

2.  let us know if at the present time you have two addresses shown in the WAN IP address in the upper right hand corner.  There might be one IPV4 address followed by an IPV6 address.  If not, the modem will require a factory reset so that it can negotiate with, or be assigned an IPV6 address by the Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) 

3.  Navigate to the STATUS .... DOCSIS WAN page, copy the downstream and upstream tables and paste them into a post in this thread.  The copy and paste process will paste in the text contents of the tables.

4.  Navigate to the STATUS ...... DOCSIS EVENT page and have a look for one of the following sequences:

a. CMTS-MAC=00:17:10 which indicates that you are connected to a Casa Systems Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS), or;
b. any of the following which indicates that you are connected to a Cisco Systems CMTS.

     1. CMTS-MAC=00:05:00
     2. CMTS-MAC=00:12:43
     3. CMTS-MAC=00:14:f1
     4. CMTS-MAC=00:1f:ca
     5. CMTS-MAC=e0:2f:6d Note: there may be other Cicso MAC addresses as well which are not on this list yet.

 

Please let me know if you have the CMTS-MAC=00:17:10 sequence in your DOCSIS EVENTS log as you will need to request the trial version 4.5.8.21 if you are connected to the Casa Systems CMTS, which that sequence indicates.

 

5.  If you are in Gateway mode you should see STATUS, BASIC, WIRELESS, ADMIN, SECURITY across the top menu bar.  If you only have STATUS, BASIC and ADMIN, you're in Bridge mode.  If you're running your R7000 this is where you want to be, otherwise you have a double NAT situation going on.

 

To switch back and forth from Gateway to Bridge modes, navigate to BASIC ..... BASIC SETTINGS.  Enabling the Residential Gateway Function will switch the modem into Gateway mode (its normal modem / router mode) from Bridge mode (modem only mode).  Disabling the Residential Gateway Function while the modem is in Gateway mode will switch the modem into Bridge mode where you then require a follow-on router.  In each case, when you enable or disable the function to switch modes, the modem will reboot into the desired mode.  You could also run a Factory Reset to force a switch from Bridge mode to Gateway mode by using the ADMIN .... DEVICE RESET .... Factory Reset function.  This will result in a total reset back to factory default settings and will reboot the modem back into Gateway mode.

 

6.  What I would suggest to prove out the data rate capability is to reset the modem back into Gateway mode, disconnect the router for test purposes and connect a desktop or very capable laptop directly to the modem.  You should see that the connected port LED at the back of the modem is amber, indicating that its connecting at 1 Gb/s.  Green indicates a 10/100 Mb/s connected port.  So, if you connect a device with known gigabit capability, and only see a Green Port LED, then you know that there is an issue with the connecting cable, possible bad connections at either end of the cable where it connects to the modem or device ports, or that the port on the connected device is not set to run at 1 Gb/s.  Its possible to set desktop and laptop ports to run at slower speeds, so, sometimes it is necessary to drill down and check the advanced ethernet port settings and confirm that its set for 1 Gb/s or Auto.  Some motherboard manufactures don't specify in the settings exactly what Auto means, so you would have to know that the port is capable of 1 Gb/s by digging into the specs.

 

So, the first step is to confirm that you do see speedtest result in the +900 Mb/s range.  That will depend on the end test device, so, don't be surprised to see something in the 750 to 950 Mb/s range.  To test that speed, you should use the speedtest.net Toronto Telus server, followed by the speedtest.net Beanfield server as second choice.  

 

Once your at that point, the next step is to switch the modem into Bridge mode.  Initiate that change and connect the R7000 while that is happening.  Don't power up the R7000 just yet.  When the modem has completed the change over, power up the R7000 and ensure the the connected port LED at the back of the modem is Amber, indicating a 1 Gb/s connection rate.  Connect the same pc or laptop via ethernet to the R7000 and run a speedtest using the same server.  

 

Just to note, the R7000 uses Broadcom's chipset, which uses Cut Through Forwarding, commonly referred to NAT acceleration.  I don't know if you are familiar with that, but essentially its port forwarding at a chip level, bypassing the processor if and when possible.  With the NAT enabled you should see rates in the high 800 to low 900 Mb/s.  The data rate is speculation on my part.  That CTF, or NAT Acceleration can be disabled by numerous functions that require the processor to do something with or to the data, such as traffic monitoring, QOS, and a few others.  The last time that I looked at this in the R7000 user manual, there was no indication of any warning or function enable/disable.  Maybe that has changed, but that's something that I don't have an answer for.  You're going to have to look for that function if you're not familiar with it already and ensure that its enabled.  Without it, you're probably never going to see the data rates that you're expecting.  

 

Ok, hope that helps.  Please let me know what you find for the above questions and let me know what your date rates test out to, with the modem in Gateway and Bridge modes.

 

Edit:  Just to note, I don't know if DD-WRT will support high data rates as it may not enable the CTF / NAT Acceleration.  As far as I am aware, you should be using the stock firmware or the Asus-WRT which has been compiled to run on the R7000.

 

http://xvtx.ru/xwrt/about.htm

 

There is an ongoing issue between the Casa Systems CMTS equipment which supports gigabit data rates and the CGN3ACSMRs / CGNM-3552s.  This is resulting in the modem LAN ports dying.  There is a trial firmware version available to resolve that as indicated in the following post:

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/thread-id/3315...

 

With the trial version 4.5.8.21 on a CGNM-3552, I and others have seen a secondary 2.4 Ghz network transmitted that has no SSID.  This hidden network can be seen by using a wifi monitoring application such as inSSIDER on a laptop. Take a read thru post #157 to 161 in the following thread.  My personal opinion is, if the power levels are correct, then this is bad news for anyone relying on the 2.4 Ghz network and may be a partial explanation for users experiencing issues with Chromecast devices.

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/thread-id/3315...

 

inSSIDer will monitor both 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks that can be detected by your laptop. The program link is for the last freebie version. A new version is out now that will handle 802.11ac networks, and which will work on a 802.11n laptop. The new version will read the broadcast management frames and display the 802.11ac networks that are running in the 5 Ghz band. It worth the $20 U.S. to buy, so that you can see all of the networks that are nearby.

 

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html

 



Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

netwrks
I Plan to Stick Around

As Datalink has discussed, enabling QoS, disables Cut Through Forwarding (CTF), and moves all traffic through the CPU. When the traffic is CPU bound, you will have less overall throughput / performance. Tho check to see if you have QoS enabled connect to R7000, and uncheck QoS settings: ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup > Upstream QoS. 

 

Your phone wifi - ensure you are using channel 1,6, or 11 for 2.4ghz - for 5ghz, select a high channel (149-161). 

Ensure 24.ghz and 5ghz wireless modes are set to defaults: 

2.4 GHz, Up to 600 Mbps is the default setting.

At 5 GHz, Up to 1300 Mbps is the default setting.

Ensure WMM is enabled for wireless clients 

 

R7000 Manual    QoS - page 41 - WMM - Page 51.  Wireless settings - Pages 105 - 106.

 

I'm not running gig service yet, nor do I run the R7000's I have in router mode  - all in AP mode, running 3rd party firmware. Depending on the stock firmware you are running, I have read that some user's are getting around 900+Mbps.

 

If you decide to stay with NG stock firmware, I would suggest checking the NG web site to ensure you are running the latest firmware, as NG has released new fw for the R7000, recently. If you go the stock router and update with newer NG firmware, ensure you reset your router to factory default after firmware update, it will save you alot of grief.

 

As an alternative to DD-WRT, (which IMO, is a bit convoluded - i run it on another router) I would suggest running Xvortex/ Merlin port firmware. It is intuitive, feature rich, and very easy to port. Asuswrt-Merlin link 

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

circutz
I've Been Here Awhile

Hi, thank you for the quick and detailed response. Let me try to asnwer all questions.

 

Software version: 4.5.8.19

Wan ip: it says "none"

 

Docsis WAN downstream and upstream tables are as follows:

Downstream Overview
Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal strength (dBmV) Channel ID Signal noise ratio (dB)
1 615000000 256QAM -3.600 11 40.946
2 561000000 256QAM -2.900 2 40.366
3 567000000 256QAM -3.300 3 40.946
4 573000000 256QAM -3.200 4 40.946
5 579000000 256QAM -3.400 5 40.366
6 585000000 256QAM -3.400 6 40.366
7 591000000 256QAM -3.400 7 40.366
8 597000000 256QAM -3.900 8 40.366
9 603000000 256QAM -3.600 9 40.946
10 609000000 256QAM -3.500 10 40.366
11 555000000 256QAM -3.000 1 40.366
12 621000000 256QAM -4.000 12 40.946
13 633000000 256QAM -3.900 13 38.983
14 639000000 256QAM -3.500 14 40.366
15 645000000 256QAM -3.800 15 40.366
16 651000000 256QAM -4.300 16 38.983
17 657000000 256QAM -4.500 17 38.983
18 663000000 256QAM -4.800 18 38.983
19 669000000 256QAM -4.600 19 38.983
20 675000000 256QAM -4.800 20 38.983
21 681000000 256QAM -4.700 21 40.366
22 687000000 256QAM -4.900 22 38.983
23 693000000 256QAM -5.000 23 38.605
24 699000000 256QAM -4.800 24 38.605
25 705000000 256QAM -5.000 25 39.500
26 711000000 256QAM -4.800 26 38.900
27 717000000 256QAM -4.800 27 39.200
28 723000000 256QAM -4.900 28 38.900
29 837000000 256QAM -6.800 29 38.200
30 843000000 256QAM -7.400 30 38.200
31 849000000 256QAM -7.900 31 38.200
32 855000000 256QAM -8.100 32 37.600
Upstream Overview
Port ID Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal strength (dBmV) Channel ID BandWidth
1 30596000 ATDMA - 64QAM 39.000 4 6400000
2 38596000 ATDMA - 64QAM 40.250 6 3200000
3 23700000 ATDMA - 64QAM 38.750 5 6400000

 

i do have the CMTS-MAC=00:17:10 in my log, along with alot of other msgs. I will just paste them all so you can see. I will only do the recent ones, as it seems that some of the logs repeat.

 

Last night i switched it to bridge mode, so i know i am no longer running in gateway.

 

I did try to directly connect a computer to the modem while it was still in gateway. I am trying to repair my dads old pc for him, it just running extremely slow right now. Instead of trying to haul my big pc down as well, i just tried to use his for a speedtest. I belive at the time, i still had the router connected as well though, not sure if that would skew the results. I figured if the pc was direct connected to the modem, and the modem wasnt in bridge mode it would be okay. Those speeds were the ones i posted the first time.

 

The light on the modem where the router is plugged in is amber, so i know that is okay.

 

I am not familiar with the NAT acceleration that you speak of. You did mention QoS though, and originally (before changing to gigabit internet) i had QoS enabled. I was reading on another post (either from this site or another) regarding my issue, and someone said to disable QoS. So i did that, and i did notice a significant enhancement in speeds. Which to me was puzzling, because it was my understanding before hand that QoS would improve your speeds. Anyhow, it has now been disabled.

 

In regards to your last paragraph, im not sure i understand which program link you are reffering to that was previously free and a new one costs $20. I see you mention the 2.4 and 5 ghz networks, and i should mention the following regarding my set up. I have my router and modem both set up right beside my TV in the family room. This TV has a couple of devices hooked up to it and using the network. The TV itself is a smart tv, and connects via wifi i belive (i dont believe i directly wired it, but truthfully i cant remember and the tv is wallmounted now, so its hard to tell). There is also a streaming box (which is used alot .. and directly connected to the router via cat 5). There is also a ps4 connecting through wifi. I connect a few divices via wifi, including two cell phones (both using the 5ghz connection), two other streaming divices, and my wife uses her laptop rather often over the network as well. Not sure if she connects with 2.4 opr 5ghz. I also have a pc upstairs which needs direct connection. To get this, i use a Trendnet tpl-406e to connect a cat 5 cable from the router to an outlet. A secondary unit from the tpl-406e is connected to an outlet upstairs where my pc is plugged in. This allows me to run a cat 5 cable to the pc via the outlet. The pc is used very often, and i often stream to the tv from the computer via the streaming box. It allows me to see computers on the same network as it. I do not have a laptop personally, but my wife has an apple laptop, so if needed, i can use that to run a speedtest if you think i should. As mentioned, the modem is currently in bridge mode, so not sure if i should hook it up to the router, or the modem (and go back to gateway) to test it. Also, given the information you requested, let me know if i should upgrade the modems firmware to that version you mentioned.

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Can you delete the Docsis Events log portion of your post as it has your MAC address in it.  It does confirm that you're on a Casa System CMTS.  With that in mind, can you have a look at the following thread and follow the links to request V4.5.8.21 for your modem.

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/thread-id/3315...

 

I'm out of time for now, so I'll have to return to it later today  😞



Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

circutz
I've Been Here Awhile

@netwrks wrote:

As Datalink has discussed, enabling QoS, disables Cut Through Forwarding (CTF), and moves all traffic through the CPU. When the traffic is CPU bound, you will have less overall throughput / performance. Tho check to see if you have QoS enabled connect to R7000, and uncheck QoS settings: ADVANCED > Setup > QoS Setup > Upstream QoS. 

 

Your phone wifi - ensure you are using channel 1,6, or 11 for 2.4ghz - for 5ghz, select a high channel (149-161). 

Ensure 24.ghz and 5ghz wireless modes are set to defaults: 

2.4 GHz, Up to 600 Mbps is the default setting.

At 5 GHz, Up to 1300 Mbps is the default setting.

Ensure WMM is enabled for wireless clients 

 

R7000 Manual    QoS - page 41 - WMM - Page 51.  Wireless settings - Pages 105 - 106.

 

I'm not running gig service yet, nor do I run the R7000's I have in router mode  - all in AP mode, running 3rd party firmware. Depending on the stock firmware you are running, I have read that some user's are getting around 900+Mbps.

 

If you decide to stay with NG stock firmware, I would suggest checking the NG web site to ensure you are running the latest firmware, as NG has released new fw for the R7000, recently. If you go the stock router and update with newer NG firmware, ensure you reset your router to factory default after firmware update, it will save you alot of grief.

 

As an alternative to DD-WRT, (which IMO, is a bit convoluded - i run it on another router) I would suggest running Xvortex/ Merlin port firmware. It is intuitive, feature rich, and very easy to port. Asuswrt-Merlin link 


I checked the routers info, and 2.4 connections are set to auto for the channel. Should i set it to 1, 6, or 11? or is auto suffient? 5ghz is set to 153, so it seems to be okay given what you said. WMM is enabled for both 2.4 and 5ghz.

 

I am currently running the latest firmare from NG. Im not sure i even understand what running other firmware actually does or the benefits of it. I heard many people talk about dd-wrt when i first got the modem, but i choose not to do it because i found it a little confusing to be honest, plus i didnt understand the actually benefit. What do you gain from another firmware? dd-wrt, or the ones you mention .. Xvortex/merlin? If either of them will provide me with better and more consistent speeds, i would glady switch. 

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

circutz
I've Been Here Awhile

@Datalink wrote:

Can you delete the Docsis Events log portion of your post as it has your MAC address in it.  It does confirm that you're on a Casa System CMTS.  With that in mind, can you have a look at the following thread and follow the links to request V4.5.8.21 for your modem.

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/thread-id/3315...

 

I'm out of time for now, so I'll have to return to it later today  😞


Sorry, i didnt realize that it was showing something it shouldnt be. I tried to go back and edit the post, but it seems it was deleted already. Thanks. Will follow that link.

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Hello RE Datalink:

This is Spirit84.

 

 

I connected the ethernet cable directly from my computer to the modem, bypassing the router completely.

I checked my computer network card and it was on Auto (i swithc it to 1000 mbps).

I did a Factory Reset of the modem.

My wired spped on speedtest.net is maxing out at around 600 but most of the time is somewhere between 450=550.

What would you suggest as a next step?

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Alex4161
I'm a Reliable Contributor

I have the 3552 as well as the R7000 and here is what I would suggest:

 

1) Disconnect the R7000 first and do the following speed settings on the 3552 directly

 

2) Get rid of the CAT 5 wiring and use Cat 6.  That will guaranty the fastest performance via wired.  Cat 5e can do Gigabit but Cat 5 is a 100 mbit max speed connection.

 

3) Turn off your 2.4 GHz band and use the 5 Ghz band only.  Set the channel to 149 and 80 Mhz band

 

4) Make sure WPA2 encription is on

 

Run a speed test now and you should be getting close to 1 gigabit speed wired.  Make sure your devices support 5 Ghz AC if not, that will be the bottleneck.

 

Once you have maxed out the best settings on the 3552 Router, you can look into the R7000 if you want.  I personally disconnected the the Netgear as the 3552 speed via 5 Ghz is awesome.

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Alex4161
I'm a Reliable Contributor
BTW, forget inssider and get this utility as it is free and far easier to use:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

@Spirit84 can you run an ethernet connected speedtest using the speedtest.net Toronto Telus server and let me know what the results are.  If you let speedtest.net select the server, you can end up with a server which might be good for ping time, but not so good for the data rate test, and, not all speedtest servers are equally capable for high speed tests.  Please connect directly to the modem and ensure that you are using a fairly short Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable.

 

Just to note, stepping up in speed, especially to Gb/s rates takes some homework to ensure the the pc, or laptop that you are going to use and test with is capable of handling the higher data rates.  That extends to the processor, memory and hard drive as well, not just the ethernet port.  While the port may be built to handle 1 Gig connection rates, that in itself is just a signalling rate.  The real difference will be seen from what's behind the port, in the rest of the pc or laptop.  It just might be that the pc or laptop you're using won't go any faster in terms of data rates. 

 

Having said that, lets have a look at the signal levels at the modem.  Can you log into the modem, navigate to the STATUS .... DOCSIS WAN page, copy the Downstream and Upstream tables and paste them into a post.  That will paste in the text contents of the tables, so you don't have to include an image or post an image somewhere.  With adequate signal levels and a pc or laptop capable of handling the higher data rates, you should see something in the high 800s to low 900s.  Fwiw, the best I've seen to date is ~940 Mb/s.



Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

1: using the Telus server: 485 down, 28 up

2: I am using cat6 cable - 8 feet

3: Hardware: I used 2 computers:

My wife's Samsung desktop and my Surface Pro3 - similar results on both.

 

Downstream Overview
Port IDFrequency (MHz)ModulationSignal strength (dBmV)Channel IDSignal noise ratio (dB)
1693000000256QAM-2.5002338.605
2561000000256QAM-4.500237.356
3567000000256QAM-4.300337.636
4573000000256QAM-5.100437.356
5579000000256QAM-4.200538.605
6585000000256QAM-4.700638.605
7591000000256QAM-4.500738.983
8597000000256QAM-4.400837.636
9603000000256QAM-5.000937.636
10609000000256QAM-4.2001038.605
11615000000256QAM-5.3001137.356
12621000000256QAM-4.0001237.636
13633000000256QAM-4.1001338.605
14639000000256QAM-4.8001437.356
15645000000256QAM-4.2001537.636
16651000000256QAM-3.9001638.605
17657000000256QAM-4.6001737.636
18663000000256QAM-3.4001837.636
19669000000256QAM-4.0001937.636
20675000000256QAM-3.3002037.636
21681000000256QAM-2.8002138.605
22687000000256QAM-3.7002237.636
23555000000256QAM-4.000137.636
24699000000256QAM-2.5002437.636
25705000000256QAM-2.6002538.200
26711000000256QAM-2.8002637.600
27717000000256QAM-3.2002737.600
28723000000256QAM-2.3002838.200
29837000000256QAM-4.7002937.900
30843000000256QAM-3.5003038.200
31849000000256QAM-3.6003138.200
32855000000256QAM-3.5003237.900
Upstream Overview
Port IDFrequency (MHz)ModulationSignal strength (dBmV)Channel IDBandWidth
123700000ATDMA - 64QAM41.00026400000
238596000ATDMA - 64QAM42.50033200000
330596000ATDMA - 64QAM38.50016400000

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Your signal levels aren't bad.  The downstream is down instead of sitting at 0 dBmV across the board, but, that shouldn't cause any problems.  Signal to noise ratios are fine as are the Upstream Signal levels.  Only thing that I can think of is modem provisioning and the end devices.  

 

I would call tech support and ensure that the modem is provisioned for 1 Gb/s down, 50 Mb/s up, and not accidentally provisioned for 500 Mb/s down, and maybe 20 Mb/s up.

 

Beyond that I doubt that the surface pro 3 could handle Gb/s rates.  It might, but I think I would be pleasantly surprised if it did.  The desktop, I would need more info, possibly the exact model number so that I could have a look at the specs.  If you have a link handy for the desktop, that would do as well.  

 

Can you run a speedtest using http://speedcheck.rogers.com/en.html   I've seen results lately with extremely large variations between the Rogers and Speedtest.net results which don't make sense, so, if you could run a rogers speedtest as well that would be appreciated.

 

You could also try the following experiment.  Switch the modem into Bridge mode, connect the R7000, running in full router mode and disable IPV6 in the router.  Reboot the router, and the desktop in that order and run a speedtest using both speedtest.net and rogers speedtests.  Before you switch the modem into Bridge mode, can you have a look at what Software (firmware) version is loaded as indicated on the STATUS page when you log into the modem.

 



Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

To the point of the above post, I would setup a iperf server and clinet and test the pure perforance of your internal network to ensure no bottle necks. If you have two computers with decent spec's, and gigabit ethernet this test can be done quite easily we a quick google search. 

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

amp3d
I've Been Here Awhile

Good day Gentlemen!

I came across this post and thought I'd hop in here to see if anyone can help me.

 

I too have just got the gigabit service running with the 3552 in bridge mode, and am running the r7000.
I'm using Merlins newest asuswrt firmware on the router. 

 

The router has been rock solid for over a year, so I really wanna stick with it. The issue I'm having is speeds as well. PC directly wired to the router gives me around 400mbps.

When I put the 3552 back into gateway mode, and hardware the pc directly to that I get around 900mbps or so.

That's a pretty significant difference. 

Any pros out there using asuswrt that could maybe point me in the right direction? I will say that QOS is off, and always has been.

 

Thanks!

Re: CGNM-3552 gigbit and Netgear r7000 Nighthawk

Datalink
Resident Expert
Resident Expert

@amp3d is that the XWRT-VORTEX version that you're running? Just want to be sure.  

 

Can you take a read thru the following post which I wrote for a CGNM-3552 - Asus AC5300 combination.  If you read thru to the end you will see the results of the various steps.  As you're running Merlin, the same post applies.  The exception is that the  XWRT-VORTEX version does not have the Trend Micro protection on board, which is located in the AiProtection section of the firmware menu.  So, that should not be a factor here for that firmware version.  Other than that, the same ideas and issues will apply.  

 

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/message-id/372...



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