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Afterburner in Windows XP
Afterburner in Windows XP

Despite previous postings and the help info in DD-WRT Web GUI that Afterburner only works on the GS models, this speed-enhancing feature is available on all DD-WRT enabled G routers. It is hardware independent. Afterburner will only improve speeds when used with clients that also have the Speedbooster/Afterburner feature; use with "normal" 802.11g clients will actually lower performance.

  • Afterburner can be used in networks that also have 802.11b devices, and will not disable the use of them.
  • Afterburner can help in environments dense with wireless signals.
  • Many MiniPCI cards built into notebooks and many PC Cards are based on Broadcom chips whose configurations support Afterburner

[edit] Synonyms

Afterburner is also known as:

  • SpeedBooster
  • SuperSpeed
  • Turbo G 125mbps
  • 125HSM
  • 125* High Speed
  • G Plus
  • Xpress Technology

Afterburner is not:

  • Super-G / 108 mbps (Super-G is an Atheros technology)

[edit] Check if Your Router Supports Afterburner

  1. Connect to your router using telnet or ssh. Telnet/SSH and the Command Line
  2. Type wl cap and press enter. It will return a list of capabilities.
  3. If afterburner is listed you may enable Afterburner on the Advanced Settings tab under Wireless in DD-WRT.

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