Since the default Netgear firmware doesn’t have DNS built in, I flashed the WNDR3700
with dd-wrt. But I was thoroughly disappointed with the performance even after following the settings from the wiki for the Atheros wireless settings.
|netgear wireless n (5Ghz) 2ft ddwrt||78.2539s||6.9 MB/s||55.2Mbps|
|netgear wireless n (2.4Ghz) 2ft ddwrt||61.0922s||8.8 MB/s||70.4Mbps|
|netgear wireless n (5Ghz) 2ft ddwrt turbo mode||51.4871s||10.4MB/s||83.2Mbps|
|netgear wireless n (5Ghz) 2ft ddwrt turbo mode + tuning||52.51s||10.2MB/s||81.6Mbps|
|netgear wireless n (5Ghz) downstairs ddwrt turbo mode + tuning||272.237s||2.0MB/s||16.0Mbps|
|netgear wireless n (2.4Ghz) downstairs ddwrt turbo mode + tuning||226.537s||2.4MB/s||19.2Mbps|
Clearly the tuning didn’t actually help, and the fastest I could get was 83.2Mbps but I got 123.2Mbps with the stock firmware. I reset the router back to factory defaults and was able to get 104.8Mbps which is still slower than it was before but it’s way better than dd-wrt.
This is definitely disappointing since I had such great success with Tomato firmware on my WRT54G.