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8MB/s download speed, but insanely slow browsing speed.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by loomy, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. loomy

    loomy Reformed Router Member

    I'm running Shibby's 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-114 K26AC USB AIO-64K on my Asus RT-N66U B1. I can download at a sustained 8MB/s through torrents and browser, but the browing speed is really slow in general. It takes up to 10 seconds for me to load any website, and youtube doesn't buffer at all. It was working fine about 6 hours ago, but now it's just slow. I haven't changed any router settings within that time period. I've also, tried installing the firmware again through Asus restoration utility and clearing the NVRAM, but it didn't help. Also, I have about 15 devices on the network. The browsing speed is slow on every device.
  2. darkknight93

    darkknight93 Networkin' Nut Member

    hmm can you just run a dns query (nslookup <Website> e.g. nslookup Google.com) ?

    Do you have IE available? Then you can start via" F12 -> Network -> start capture -> reload page " a live caputre of which ressources Need a Long time to load
  3. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    I'm facing the same problem and have 120Mb/12Mb sec
  4. BikeHelmet

    BikeHelmet Networkin' Nut Member

    Do you have QOS setup?

    Either lots of connections are stealing all your bandwidth, lots of connections are overloading your router's CPU, or there's a firmware glitch.

    You'd expect that with those kinds of speeds there'd be enough wiggle room for webpages to slip through even when torrents are going full blast - but if it's anything like lower speed connections, that is not the case.

    Your ISP's buffer is what usually causes those long delays - when it gets filled to the brim, they usually resort to sending you stuff round-robin, which means ping goes up for everything. (Not just protocols that you don't care about, such as torrenting.) If some torrent data gets delayed for a second, it's no problem. If some website data gets delayed for a second, that's a huge problem - especially since there's multiple back-and-forth communications before pages finish loading. 900 ping could easily tack 9 seconds onto page load times.

    QOS's main goal is to throttle less important stuff a bit to leave a tiny crack open for anything that requires it. (VOIP, Web, gaming, etc.) Might want to consider it if you don't already have it set up.
  5. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    How many is too many?
  6. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Any info on what volume and what kind of traffic is active while you're trying to browse? How are the ping times across the WAN interface (from a wired client)? Did the problem just resolve itself?

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